My Virtual City Competition

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

“My Virtual City Competition” – Come experience the future of Belize through the minds of innovative students!

(May 21, 2012, Belize) – Total Business Solutions Limited, the local distributor of Esri Inc. (the world’s leading GIS company) in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is hosting the 1st Annual “My Virtual City” Competition.

Guided by the theme “Designing our Future! Mobilizing People for Change!” , students are harnessing the power of technology and geography and learning to be more socially conscious, as we promote both human and national development for Belize. Through the “My Virtual City” competition, they are being challenged to imagine, design, and build cities of the future, and present their ideas before judges.

Come experience the future of Belize through the minds of innovative students who have spent months training and working to:

• Plan a future city 15+ years in the future with at least 50,000 residents
• Write a 100-500 word City Narrative describing their future city’s key features and design attributes
• Design a Virtual City map using Esri ArcGIS Desktop Standard with 3D Analyst
• Build a scale model of one city section using recycled material
• Write a 1,000-2,000 word Essay describing their city in detail
• Make a 10-minute Presentation discussing features of their future city

Venue: The Princess Hotel, Belize City
Date and Time: Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The exposition and competition judging will take place from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
The Award Ceremony from 1:00 – 2:30 pm

For more information about the 1st Annual “My Virtual City” Competition on May 23, 2012, contact Regina Campbell, Marketing & Business Development Manager of TBSL at (501) 223-6807, Marta Hendrikx, Communications Associate of UNDP at (501) 822-2688, or visit our website and Facebook page

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