Story URL: http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/washington/news.aspx?id=78855
Story Retrieval Date: 5/19/2013 7:24:45 AM CST
WASHINGTON -- If you had $100 to buy recycled materials to design a city of the future, what would it look like? Students from Apple Valley, Minnesota are one of thirty seven teams who took their vision to Washington DC to compete for the title of best future city this week.
The national competition challenged students to use nanotechnology to create a city that could address future problems of climate change and aging infrastructure.
This Minnesota team built the city of Shantihari (meaning green peace in Hindi). The city features a hover bubble that residents can convert into an amusement park or a scubaquarium.