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Play the City: Games Informing Urban Development

Play the City: Games Informing Urban Development


Publisher: Jap Sam Books, ISBN: 9789490322878, Author: Ekim Tan, Format: Softcover, 170 x 230mm, 392pp.

From Cape Town to Amsterdam to Istanbul, the book sheds light into the particular applications and outcomes of City Gaming in diverse planning and city making regimes worldwide.

Following the work of Ekim Tan, founder of Play the City Foundation, on city gaming, this book has been designed to make her research more accessible to all. The book features a chapter dedicated to unraveling the city-gaming method as developed by the Play the City teams, with case studies from Shenzhen, Cape Town, Amsterdam, Almere and Istanbul.

In addition to Play the City’s work, the book includes reviews of select influential city-games from around the world, and is enriched with personal interviews from gaming experts such as Eric Gordon, Pablo Suarez and Mohini Dutta.

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