Introducing Urbanology by ZUS

Urbanology is a game that examines the complex ways in which cities develop. It puts you in charge of your own city by presenting you with a variety of real-world urban dilemmas.

Introducing Urbanology by Elma van Boxel and Kristian Koreman /// ZUS | Zones Urbaines Sensibles, BMW Guggenheim Lab, New York

Every decision you make impacts your city negatively or positively; often in ways, you might not expect. At the end of gameplay, a custom algorithm takes eight major categories (innovation, transportation, health, affordability, wealth, lifestyle, sustainability, and livability) into account, and then calculates the closest real-world equivalent to the city you’ve created.

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The game experience for Urbanology was developed by Local Projects, and the physical design was created by ZUS [Zones Urbaines Sensibles].


Related Sources:
Data sets utilized in creation of the game include: Price Waterhouse Coopers’ “Cities of Opportunity
The United Nation’s “State of the World’s Cities” OECD’s “Better Life Initiative