By 2050, over 80 percent of Europeans are projected to live in towns or cities and the trend of people that is moving to the cities is similar all over the world. But what will the future cities look like? Cara Morton, professor at Washington State University has bypassed this question to middle school students by hosting a competition to design the future city. This is a task to put in practice how cities are connected and how they should be improved to better reach sustainability aims. Morton comments the competition in the following way: “It really helps them learn about how cities are connected. Kids don’t really think about when they flush the toilet someone has designed that and has designed where that water goes.” The regional competition is a part of a national competition in the US with $1500 in prizes. Source: the Spokesman
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