Everyone is an Urbanist with CIIM! – 有信模,谁都是规划师！ Future Plus Academy – 未来+ 学院 “People’s City Built by People” has always been one of the slogans guiding China’s urban construction, emphasizing the idea that city is of, by and for the people. While China’s urban planning mechanism aims to encourage more public participation, its excluding professional practices and abstract expressions make it difficult for the general public to get involved.
It is time to break out of this dilemma of urban planning through tool innovation. Future Plus team members are going to put our imagination into action: Research and Develop “CIIM” – a smart interactive game or model that turns common people to urban designers/ planners.
Participants will be asked to choose any sites that they are familiar with, such as the central area of Shenzhen where 2019 UABB is located. The game allows participants to simulate an urban space by using the digital and physical models generated as a result of participants’ interaction with CIIM. Participants could assume different roles (urban planners, policy-makers, common people and individual developers) and apply varied planning theories to see how perspectives held by different stakeholders could result in drastically different planning. Participants could also take photos with the “cities” they designed and share them with their friends on social media platforms.
Could “Everyone Is an Urbanist” make “People’s City Built by People” possible? Let’s play first!
Credits: Huang Weiwen 黄伟文, Chen Xue 陈雪, Dong Xu 董旭.
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