Saturday, April 24, 2010

Terrace Town Featured in Schools Arts Magazine

Terrace Town is a student experience in urban planning held at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison, Wisconsin. The latest issue of School Arts magazine, published by Davis Publishing, includes an article by Heather Sabin of Monona Terrace on this event held every other year.

Terrace Town (right) includes 10,000 square feet of model cities created by over 1200 elementary school students. It takes place in, and gets its name from Monona Terrace (left) which is a stunning Frank Lloyd Wright structure on Lake Monona in Madison, Wisconsin. Terrace Town is a fun and educational event for families highlights how cities are planned, what makes a quality city, and how citizens can participate in the improvement of the built environment.

Terrace Town is modeled after Box City, the urban planning exercise for students designed by Ginny Graves and the Center for Understanding the Built Environment (CUBE)

People who come to marvel at this accomplishment can join in family-friendly activities including building their own addition to "Terrace Town" and playing with large building blocks.

Click on the heading above to see how volunteers work with students in their schools to help develop their Terrace Town projects.


Heather Sabin said...

Marty, thanks for posting about Terrace Town! We just completed our 2010 installment with over 1250Dane County kids and lived to tell about it:)

nick said...

This is great information – its encouraging to see online education is becoming more widely accepted and the benefits are backed up by a range of studies.