Activity: Designing cities of the future

In this activity, students work in groups to design cities of the future that are optimised for both people and wildlife to flourish.

They appreciate the challenges of designing urban environments to meet everyone’s needs and develop creative solutions to improve future cities.

  • Key Stage: KS3
  • Time required: 2 x 1 hours

About this resource

  • Resource type: classroom activity
  • Theme: Urban habitats

Learning outcomes

  • understand that nature can thrive in urban environments
  • appreciate that towns and cities can be improved for people and wildlife
  • feel motivated to evaluate humanimpacts in cities and consider possible solutions
  • Curriculum links

Materials required

  • pens and paper
  • optional: aerial maps of the local area or another city, images for collage or modelling materials

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