First published in 1985, this book presents seven games for use in the teaching and study of planning, urban studies or land administration. These simulations are all built on researched case studies and deal with a number of critical planning and developmental issues; for each one the book provides full operational instructions and all gaming materials required.
The games in this volume cover a number of scenarios, including the design of a mixed retail, social and service centre in a new city, new development in a run-down inner city area, rehabilitation or renewal of housing, tourist development in the Mediterranean and a new cross-town motorway in a major north American city. In addition, sets of guidelines for those wishing to design and operate their own case study simulations are also included.
This book will be a valuable resource for students of town planning or urban development who are keen to gain ‘hands-on’ experience of using the professional skills they have acquired on their courses.
Table of Contents
Contents; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction Martin Wynn 2. New build in a new town (design of a retail and service centre): the Cofferidge Close Game Martin Wynn, with Roger Smith and Peter Totterdill 3. Inner city regeneration: the Docklands Enterprise Zone Game Martin Wynn and William Rodney 4. Housing rehabilitation or housing renewal? The Building Game Martin Wynn 5. Re-equipping the urban periphery: the Can Serra Game Martin Wynn 6. Public-private sector co-operation: the Hackney Partnership Game Martin Wynn and Robert Home 7. Transportation decisions in a simulated framework: Chicago’s Crosstown Expressway Michael C. Romanos 8. Coastal tourism development: the Tourism Activity Game (TAG) Philippos J. Loukissas 9. Conclusion: researching, designing and running case study simulations Martin Wynn; Index
Dr Martin Wynn is Reader in the University of Gloucestershire Business School, and previously held management posts in industry at Glaxo Pharmaceuticals (now GlaxoSmithKline) and HP Bulmer (now part of Heineken UK). He has published in a wide range of academic journals including Town Planning Review, Journal of the American Planning Association, Journal of Information Technology and Strategic Change. His research interests include urban planning and development, interactive training methods, information systems in industry and knowledge management. He is a qualified project manager and certified management consultant.