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Children’s EcoCity unveiled in Dunfermline

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December 3 2010

Children’s EcoCity unveiled in Dunfermline
Sustainable design has proven to be child’s play for a group of 43 10-12 year old school children in Dunfermline.

The group had gathered to model their ideas for a sustainable Dunfermline on an 8x8m model, part of a wider consultation on the future of the town.

Over the course of a week the group conceived and built a scaled three dimensional model of a sustainable settlement with guidance from a team of architects, engineers, planners, builders, youth and community workers.

Drew Mackie, a planner who assisted on the project, described the colourful model as “spectacular”.

Since opening to the public last week it has already welcomed some 200 professionals, press and parents. Even former Prime Minister Gordon Brown found time to stop by for a visit.

2 Comments

Ninian Stuart
#1 Posted by Ninian Stuart on 8 Dec 2010 at 12:28 PM
The Childrens' Parliament and Dunfermline school children have done an amazing job. I managed to the opening event and it is inspiring work that challenges us all to think of the future. Well done...
Stuart Rennie
#2 Posted by Stuart Rennie on 8 Dec 2010 at 15:37 PM
Well done to the 43 10-12 year olds. I doubt if 10 or 12, 43 year olds could have achieved this !!! Our younger generation never fail to impress.

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