Gallery: Game Teaches City Planners to Tackle Water, Energy Problems

 

If you want city planners to learn how to handle the serious problems metropolises face, let them play games. IBM’s CityOne is kind of like a SimCity for urban planners and city officials. The “serious game” sets up scenarios where players  deal with situations like water waste, rising energy costs and a growing population. Through the virtual scenarios, developers hope urban officials will learn how to tackle issues as they relate to energy, water, banking and retail sectors.

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