Level Up, Calgary! asks students to shape downtown

Brick by brick, students across Calgary are going to have the opportunity to redesign, restructure and rebuild the city's downtown. The City's Downtown Strategy team has collaborated with the Calgary Board of Education (CBE), the Calgary Public Library, and Microsoft Canada to launch Level Up, Calgary!, where students can explore, create and prototype designs in a pixelated version of downtown Calgary.

Steve Martin, a grade seven teacher at Twelve Mile Coulee School, sees this as a great opportunity for students to take something they do for fun, like spending hours at home playing Minecraft, and apply it towards the real world.

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