Video games will become an increasingly important tool for designing cities, according to Los Angeles architect and game developer Jose Sanchez (+ movie).
Sanchez, who this week launches a neighbourhood-building simulator called Block’hood, said games could help both professionals and the public understand the challenges of contemporary cities.
“As architects, we have been trained to think of local scales: small, medium, large and extra large,” the architect and coder told Dezeen. “But today we face global issues and we need new tools to address a new kind of scale: a planetary scale.
“By using games, we can engage a global audience in the problems that architecture is facing.”[via]