Play the City uses gaming to engage multiple stakeholders in resolving complex urban challenges.
Changing the way we engage stakeholders, Play the City designs analog games as a method for collaborative decision making and conflict resolution. We tailor our games according to the questions our clients have. These can relate to large urban projects, refugee camps, violence prevention and other multi-stakeholder challenges societies face.
We use gaming as a problem-solving method bringing top down decision makers together with bottom up stakeholders. In the accessible environment of games, freed from the jargons, various ideas, plans and projects meet, conflict and collaborate towards negotiated outcomes.
We believe gaming is the real 21st century alternative to standard formats of public consultation. Our method has been acknowledged internationally and has been implemented for large-scale projects in Amsterdam, Istanbul, Brussels and Cape Town. You can gain more insight by clicking on our projects page.