EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSCharleston Middle School Students Get Hands-On Community Planning Experience
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Reported by: Taisha Walker
Videographer: Troy Morgan
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Oct. 23, 2013 12:10 PM EDT
Updated: Oct. 23, 2013 1:02 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Students from various schools met with the Charleston Area Alliance on Wednesday to learn about community planning.
The event, titled Planners R Us, allowed students to work on city planning and municipal projects. Horace Mann, John Adams and Stonewall Jackson middle school students all took part in the hands-on event. The students were able to build cities from scratch using art supplies and household items.
"I built a hotel. I put it in the center of the community near train tracks. That way it would be easily accessible," said Isaac Abdalla, a Stonewall Jackson Middle School student. "We're trying to focus on doing stuff like that."
The students learned about urban planning, architecture, transportation alternatives and how to build better relationships.
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