Title: Code your own Smart City with Snap!
More than half of the world's population lives in cities. Forecasts show a doubling of the urban population by 2050. Most buildings and economic activities are concentrated there. This means that the risks of climate change, such as heat stress, security of supply and quality of water and food, rising sea levels, etc. are concentrated in urban areas and are affecting people living there.
In this session, Lukas Ackermann from SAP will explore a playful approach using the block programming language SNAP! to build a 'smart city' district that thematizes these challenges in a fun ‘serious game’ way, linking the interdisciplinary knowledge of computer science and geography, and discuss how to present smart cities and SGDs innovative and exciting for young people, because making cities more resilient to climate change or promoting their sustainable development in general will benefit climate adaptation on a global scale.
About the speaker:
Lukas Ackermann is working student in the SAP Next-Gen team, but also a computer science, geography, and economics teacher in Vienna, Austria. He enjoys creating new formats and to try out all different kinds of learning methods to connect both: the present lifeworld reference of the young generation with future aspects of a world that is constantly changing.