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Betaville: Crowdsourcing Urban Design with Online Gaming

Betaville: Crowdsourcing Urban Design with Online Gaming

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Betaville: Crowdsourcing Urban Design with Online Gaming
How can urban planners allow city officials, architects, builders and neighborhoodresidents to collaborate equally on new development projects? Online gaming. Anunprecedented new program called Betaville allows a group of users to influence and shape the end result of an urban design using a virtual environmentreminiscent of games like The Sims.This open-source multiplayer environment, created by a team at the PolytechnicInstitute of New York University in partnership with the University of AppliedSciences in Bremen, Germany, can be used by everyone from individual residents

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