GovLaunch- Online Game for City Planners

City planners now have a cool new tool for optimizing management strategies with IBM’s free CityOne game simulation.

Users are challenged use the game’s urban environment by meeting profitability and revenue goals, increasing customer and citizen satisfaction, and making overall improvements to the city.

For example, one challenge is to deliver high-quality water in the most cost-efficient way in a world where water usage has increased at twice the rate of population growth.

One of the main goals of the game is to get users to take advantage of technologies — like cloud computing and online collaborative technologies — they hope to use this to drive innovation in city management.

The main objective is to allow city managers to prepare for future urban problems by understanding the implications of their decisions ahead of time.

If you are not a city planner, how can these types of interactive tools help your organization?

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Online Game for City Planners Addresses Real-World Problems

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