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How SimCity Transformed Urban Planning

Could the computer game SimCity have changed the very idea of urban planning?

In 1989, SimCity was born. Now, four versions and 15 years later, the game has inspired millions to think about urban planning, and is subtly changing how American places are designed.

Thanks to Seth Brown

Full Story: Playing with Urban Life: How SimCity Influences Planning Culture


Build Your Own Paper Block City

Urban Fold is an all-inclusive kit that allows anyone to build the city of their dreams with a few simple folds.
building block set

NEW! Build the world you want to see

Irresistible block set for adults when placed on a coffee table or desk, and great fun for kids.

Stay thirsty, urbanists

These sturdy water bottles are eco-friendly and perfect for urbanists on the go.

Prepare for the AICP* Exam

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