Thursday 26th January - Tuesday 25th April



C40 Cities was thrilled to work with Minecraft Education and the Mayor for London to help students redesign Croydon as part of Design Future London.

The winners have been announced 

Congratulations to the winning teams! You can see their designs here.

Primary School Winner: Croydon Remixed, from Harold Wood Primary School 

Secondary School Winners: Eco Builders from Highgate Wood School and Spazio Verde from The Urusline Academy

About the Challenge

The Schools Reinventing Cities programme in London is part of Design Future London, a city-wide challenge for students aged 11–24+. Students were challenged to design ideas to the prompt of: 

How can we reimagine Croydon town centre to make it a greener, safer and a more prosperous place for everyone?

Both primary and secondary school students were given the chance to use Minecraft to build solutions that revitalise Croydon Town Centre, an area designated as an ‘Opportunity Area’ in London. 

The challenge covered the themes important to Croydon:

  • How can we create high streets that work for all? 
  • How can we build homes for Londoners? 
  • How can we improve sustainable transport, green energy and community spaces? 
  • How can young people be empowered to imagine the next generation of good, green jobs? 

The design challenge is open to all students across London to share their best and boldest ideas with their teachers, school mates and policy makers. 

Find out more about Design Future London. 
N End, Croydon
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