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Green Urban Planning Games

Urban Climate Architect Lets Players Build and Protect Their City

— July 29, 2016 — Eco
Urban Climate Architect is an educational and environmental video game that is designed to teach children about climate change in an interactive manner. Developed by CliSAP (or the Cluster of Excellence Integrated Climate System Analysis and Prediction), the game allows players to create their own city and try to protect the climate too. With a goal of teaching players about equipping cities to cope with the effects of climate change, Urban Climate Architect incorporates elements of city planning as well.

The game combines expertise from business, natural and social science departments at Universität Hamburg in Germany as well as the German Climate Computing Center, the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht and the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology.

It can also be played online, making it more widely accessible to students.
Trend Themes
1. Educational Video Games - Developing interactive video games for educational purposes, such as Urban Climate Architect, provides an opportunity to engage and teach children about important topics like climate change.
2. Green Urban Planning - The incorporation of city planning elements in games like Urban Climate Architect encourages players to think about sustainable and climate-resilient strategies for urban development.
3. Online Learning - Making educational games like Urban Climate Architect accessible online allows for wider distribution and increases accessibility for students.
Industry Implications
1. Education Technology - The development and utilization of educational video games fits into the growing industry of edtech, providing new ways to engage students in learning.
2. Environmental Consulting - The use of interactive games like Urban Climate Architect in environmental education creates opportunities for consulting firms to assist in the development and implementation of these tools.
3. Urban Planning - The integration of city planning elements in games like Urban Climate Architect opens up opportunities for urban planning and architecture firms to explore innovative and sustainable design solutions.
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