games

April 11, 2017, 6am PDT
The Guardian samples prominent examples of digital natives bringing new expectations for the use of technology to the public sector.
The Guardian
Blog post
July 13, 2016, 8am PDT
Planners across the globe have been exploring opportunities to use augmented reality to enhance the way the public engages with the city. Over the last few days Pokémon Go took off, and now people are wandering across cities to catch Pokémon.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
June 25, 2016, 9am PDT
A tech writer had a chance to revisit SimCity 2000 after years away from the game for contemporary lessons in planning.
Inverse
February 25, 2016, 7am PST
A game encountered as a youth has brought many adults to the ranks of professional planning. What, then, is the legacy of the lessons offered by SimCity and its brethren?
City Observatory
December 9, 2015, 8am PST
Some people like to leave their work at the office. But maybe you're the kind of planner who likes to turn the largest challenges of the profession into a game to be enjoyed in your free time.
Curbed SF
Blog post
October 12, 2015, 12pm PDT
Tourists' expectations when they travel are becoming increasingly sophisticated, seeking stimulating and meaningful experiences. The new book Gamification in Tourism shares how cities are designing memorable experiences.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
July 4, 2014, 1pm PDT
If you're obsessed with trivia and maps, prepare to lose some hours.
CityLab
March 7, 2014, 9am PST
It's been available since September 2013, but news of the "Mini Metro' subway layout game recently hit the web. Finally, a test for all those armchair enthusiasts who think they can make the trains run on time.
Dinosaur Polo Club
August 22, 2011, 7am PDT
The BMW Guggenheim Lab has released an online urban planning game called "Urbanology," which asks a serious of questions to determine the type of city you think is the future.
TheCityFix.com
April 16, 2010, 2pm PDT
Behold Magnasanti, the ultimate city built using the SimCity game with no cheats, with a population of 9 million residents.
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