Block by Block

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Problems and Purpose

Block by Block is an innovat ive partnership between Mojang, the makers of the videogame Minecraft, and UN-Habitat, the UN Programme for Sustainable Cities. It uses Minecraft as a community participation tool in urban design and fund the implementation of public space projects all over the world, with a focus on poor communities in developing countries. 

Its aim is to engage poor communities in Urban Design through workshops based on the videogame Minecraft. 

Origins and Development

Participant Recruitment and Selection

How it Works: Process, Interaction, and Decision-Making

Influence, Outcomes, and Effects

Analysis and Lessons Learned

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This platform was identified in the context of research conducted at TU Delft, Department OTB, The Netherlands, and published open access in the International Journal of E-Planning Research.