These Smart Cities Of The Future Were Designed By Smart Middle-School Students

If this is what 7th graders can dream up, it's hard to figure out why old people are still in charge.

This summer, while other seventh graders were playing Minecraft, one small group of middle school students built tiny cities in real life, complete with working smart cars, prototypes of universal Wi-Fi, and miniature working windmills.

The Science of Smart Cities, a free four-week class at NYU Polytechnic's School of Engineering, teaches local New York students how to build sustainable urban infrastructure and then lets them work together to design model cities of the future. 

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