IB 13 students are currently studying Urban Environments, their last Option in their syllabus.
Students became urban planners in their pre-break lessons, and embarked on designing new cities based on urban theory suggested by such Geographers like Hoyt, Burgess and Von Thuenen.
These pioneering academics noticed how cities grew and developed, and theorized the links between distance, land use and land value.
Our students this week used these ideas along with transport and infrastructural systems to plan a fictional city of the future – from scratch.
Such teamwork and analytical skills are foundational skills for IB students who may indeed one day do this for real in their future careers and may indeed live in such a planned city.
Talk about planning their own futures!!
Head of Humanities / KS3 - IB Geography