Video Game for Sustainable City Design

Sustainable Problem: Climate change

Technology: Block’hood

  • Video game that involves designing and constructing smart cities so that users become more familiar with the social and ecological issues that are involved
  • The game will allow users to look at problems from different perspectives and apply them to real world applications
  • The video game takes into account the systems approach
  • Users will become a community that can strategize and propose alternatives

 

Stakeholders:

  • Architect, programmer and game designer Jose Sanchez
  • Employees
  • Users
  • Smart Cities
  • Investors

Deployment:

  • Present prototype at the Games for Change Climate Challenge for a chance to win $10,000 to support game development (Block’hood is currently one of four finalists)
  • Gain additional grant funding and sponsorship
  • Create version that could apply to real world situations

Sustainable Brands Article – June 22, 2016

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2 thoughts on “Video Game for Sustainable City Design

  1. This idea is effective by changing thought processes around sustainability, which I believe to be the real barrier (besides cost, of course). I don’t think this needs to be created for “real world” solutions, because the culture shift it engenders is it’s main value. I’d suggest promoting it at schools as the next step.

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  2. Regardless of its application to the real world, I think this gaming idea is really smart in encouraging people to think more about sustainability technologies around them and worldwide in a fun way and also ways to tackle them. This may be a good idea to educate especially the younger population.

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