Minecraft is not simply an online building game with virtual “Lego” style blocks–it’s also a tool that the United Nations has used in community planning! The report “Using Minecraft for Youth Participation in Urban Design and Governance” explains how Minecraft was used in Nairobi, Haiti, Mexico, and Nepal to engage youth and marginalized stakeholders in discussions with establishment about how to best use community spaces.
As an art project in 2012, LSH student Ben Young created a Minecraft version of Lima Senior High. It’s an amazing piece of work; now imagine if this framework were used for groups to create and discuss ways to improve and use the various campus spaces. That’s essentially what the UN did!