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Sunday Fun: New Video Game Explains Land Use Politics

We're not sure if planners will find this game, since it's so close to real life, but maybe it will make a good recommendation for friends and family members?
November 11, 2018, 7am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Julie Strupp spreads the words about the "Blocks and Lots" online game. Strupp calls the game a "cute game about land use and urban development," in which players are tasked with rezoning a neighborhood to improve the lives of residents.

"There are five basic zones in the game, including manufacturing, single-family homes, and open space. Your job is to adjust them according to what homeowner Mary Jones, factory owner JT, environmentalist Tulip Groves, and a variety of other characters want around their neighborhood," explains Strupp.

It'll probably come as no surprise that keeping the peace is harder than it might seem.

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Published on Friday, November 9, 2018 in Greater Greater Washington
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