Vote now for Jose Sanchez's LA2050 submission

Vote now for Jose Sanchez's LA2050 submission

The USC School of Architecture’s “Block LA” is one of 60 submissions to the LA2050 challenge, which poses the question, “How would you use $100,000 to make LA2050 the healthiest place to live?” The winners, some selected by popular vote and some by jury, will receive $100,000 to implement their proposal.

 

Developed by Professor Jose Sanchez, BLOCK is a video game allowing users to work as city planners, designing blocks that simulate the interdependencies of urban elements. The game is intended to educate people and over time, will utilize user data to produce a database of a future city. This includes case studies of urban problems and possible solutions, as well as the ability to model existing and potential urban conditions. While SimCity and Minecraft have influenced BLOCK, unlike those games, BLOCK is meant to connect to the real, physical world. Confirmed collaborators on the project are the USC Game Innovation Lab, the 5D Institute, and Unity3D.

 

Voting runs from September 2 (12 pm PDT) until September 16 (12 pm PDT). To find out more information and to vote for Block LA, go to http://myla2050live.maker.good.is/projects/block?position=35&sort=34