Minecraft Urban Planner

Brixton Fire Hall again.

Brixton Fire Hall at night. 

Brixton Fire Hall at night. 

A small chapel in Brixton.

A small chapel in Brixton.

A model police car and fire engine. 

All this has become very similar to a train set model, I found. 

A foundry in the industrial district.

A foundry in the industrial district.

South Heights, Atlas City, on the corner of West I St and Kavinsky Drive.

South Heights, Atlas City, on the corner of West I St and Kavinsky Drive.

Chinatown Atlas City again.

Chinatown Atlas City again.

Chinatown Atlas City at night.

Chinatown Atlas City at night.

Hi, I really like seeing the things you build on minecraft, keep it up! And I was also wondering, any tips for building a city as well?

Thank you! 

Well, start by imagining a place in your head! So I start off imagining what street pattern the area has and decide upon the general character of the neighborhood. Is it a run down area or kind of ritzy? What kind of places would you expect to see in that neighborhood? Cafes, restaurants, offices, chain stores, small mom and pop stores… It’s essentially the creation of a small part of the world that you think would function.

I’m also keen on just exploring around my own area in real life, noticing all the small details on the street, and walking into some unique places. My favorite feeling is when you walk into a building and experience something completely different; a grand theater, or a homely cafe isolated from the busy street mere feet away. 

I hope that answers your question, and thanks again!

Downtown Dawnport, seen from the port.

Downtown Dawnport, seen from the port.