[EV08-HAB] Using Minecraft for Community Participation in Urban Design Projects

DAY 2 – Tuesday 3 May – 14:00-15:30
Swiss Tech | Room 2A | Level Garden

Moderator | Summary | Panelists | Minecraft Participatory Experience



Pontus Westerberg
UN-Habitat, Kenya

Pontus Westerberg is coordinator of Block by Block, an innovative partnership between UN-Habitat, the UN programme for sustainable cities, and Mojang, the makers of Minecraft, in which Minecraft is used as community participation tool in urban planning projects. For the last 10 years he has worked with ICT4D, digital technology and communications in Europe, Africa and Latin America and holds an MA in Global Media and International Communication from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.


Visit Us in Room 2A for a Minecraft Participatory Experience

We will be onsite for the 3 days of the conference!  Do drop by to say hello and share …

All conference participants are cordially invited to visit us in Room 2A during the breaks for a Minecraft participatory experience where they can explore Minecraft models, test the building process and contribute critical thoughts …

This is a new, innovative approach to urban design and participation, and while sharing learning and experiences from the programme, UN-Habitat and Mojang also hope to learn and receive critical feedback from conference participants.