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The Power of LEGOS for Urban Planning – Nice Work from MIT and High School Students

One of my LinkedIn connections, Mark Radley Hafen Ph.D., posted this a few days ago and I was fascinated by the interactive functionality. Maybe we can do something like this here soon. It would certainly be useful and engage people in thinking about transit in a much more literal way – not abstract and clearly seen.

The kitchen table-size model of the neighborhood was built by high school students in the Boston area. This could be a great project for students here as well.

“MIT researchers unveiled something earlier this month that will please toddlers and serious urban planners alike. It’s a model of Dudley Square—a neighborhood in the greater Boston area—about the size of a kitchen table. The roads, sidewalks, bus stations, and buildings are all made out of Lego blocks. Wee Lego figures represent pedestrians. Laid over it all is a computer-generated projection of the actual neighborhood, filling in the details of current green space and traffic in Dudley Square.”

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Project Lead for the Colliers Hawaii Transit-Oriented Development Group. The Honolulu Rail Transit project is underway and the time is now to work together to ensure that we have thriving communities that promote health, opportunity and sustainability for everyone. Now is the time to communicate and connect our visions for the future while working to make them happen.

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