In June, 90 young people from local schools were given the opportunity to get involved in planning the redevelopment of the Wolverton Agora.
Working with social enterprise Blockbuilders , an organisation specialising in using Minecraft to engage young people in the built environment, TOWN ran a series of workshops over three days to explore our proposals for the Agora.
Around 90 young people worked alongside Blockbuilders and TOWN to identify what they liked (and didn’t like) about the area today, and how they’d like to see it change in the future.
The children, from the local Radcliffe School and Bushfield Primary School, were given an overview of TOWN and Trivselhus’s plans for the site, before using a specially-build Minecraft version of Wolverton to explore detailed themes including how to make good streets, green spaces, shops and community uses.
The results were amazing: streets that would be fun to walk down and that would incorporate greenery and water; green spaces for play and food-growing; an amazing mix of amenities including a supermarket, florist and trampoline park; and some beautiful treatments of the exterior of the buildings.
Have you a look for yourself here: