Boardgames in the News: The Game of Community Planning

Games are very important in our social development have many uses in education and learning.  One of the more unlikely uses has recently been highlighted on the BBC radio program, Positive Thinking.  The episode broadcast last month, introduces Ekim Tan, an architect and game designer.  Ekim who is Turkish and living in Amsterdam, founded “Play the City“, a consultancy firm that uses playing board games to foster collaboration between those responsible for design, policy and budgets for development.

Play the City
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The episode of Positive Thinking presented by Sangita Myska is entitled “Making Planning Work for Everyone” and is currently available on iPlayer.