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Designing with Lego: The Ecocities of Tomorrow

The aim of the Erasmus+ project “Designing with Lego: The Eco-Cities of Tomorrow” (https://youngsters4ecocities.eu/) is to support sustainable living by providing teachers with the necessary knowledge and tools to foster young peoples’ understanding of natural systems, urban landscapes and ecological city planning. Young students will learn about the design of sustainable cities by using LEGO® bricks. Landscape architect and city planner Ian McHarg (1920 – 2001), for whom environment came first in his work, inspired this project. His concept (Design with Nature, 1969) forms the basis for the tool development.

 

Following project results will be available in all partner languages as Open Educational Resources

 

  • A curriculum for teachers (for students aged 6-14) based on the Sustainable Development Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities (UN SDG 11), focusing on building ecological cities.
  • A Training Methodology and Manual for Teachers & Educational Staff to introduce students to the concept of sustainable cities. The Manual provides lesson activities to make students aware of ecological city planning and realize their own vision of sustainable city planning through LEGO® model building.
  • An online learning platform to support teachers and educators in using our curriculum and methodology

 

Funding Program: Erasmus+ KA2
Project number: 2020-1-DK01-KA201-075136
Subject area: Education for Sustainable Development
Project period: 2020 – 2022
Website for the project: https://youngsters4ecocities.eu/

Project partners:
FO-Aarhus – Dänemark
Lousada Municipality – Portugal
SYNTHESIS Center for Research and Education Limited – Zypern
ECO LOGIC – Republik Nordmazedonien
Wisamar Bildungsgesellschaft gemeinnützige GmbH – Deutschland

 

Project meeting in Aahurs (Denmark) from 13.10.2021 – 14.10.2021.

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