Researchers at MIT Are Using Lego Blocks to Plan Cities

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Researchers at MIT have come up with an innovative way to revolutionize urban planning. It’s called CityScope. It’s a series of interactive tools that can be used to solve problems in cities all around the world — from bus routes in Boston to the refugee crisis in Europe. Their unlikely favorite tool? Lego blocks.

Videos courtesy Ira Winder, Research Scientist at MIT Media Lab, MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning, the Changing Places group at the MIT Media Lab, and the Barr Foundation.

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Researchers at MIT Are Using Legos to Plan Cities