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Stephen Downes

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The story here is that "Researchers have created a land change model that simulates interactions among urban growth, increased flooding, and how humans adapt in response." Models like this have become sophisticated technological tools, integrating real-time data, using AI for projections and analysis, and helping users visualize scenarios using augmented reality (AR). Obviously this will be useful for a wide range of community and emergency planning activities. "Through scenario-based modeling," Sanchez says, "we explore questions like: how will communities respond to damage, who has the means to adapt, and what challenges do those with limited resources for protection face?" They will now be taking this model into the community - and, I would suggest, they should be including students in these planning projects. The models make great learning resources, and students would use them whole planning their own futures. So much better than just feeding them content through a laptop screen in a classroom.

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