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Tulio Mateo

http://www.casiarquitectura.com

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Tulio is a passionate for cultural exchange. Following his passion, he has worked in reconstruction projects in the Philippines, Haiti, the Sahrawi refugee camps in Algeria, Rwanda, and Dominican Republic, his home country. His academic background is architecture, urban development and post-disaster reconstruction.

Better urban environments through… gaming!


Engaging gamers to find urban solutions is a step ahead of crowd-planning; it can give socially endorsed options, just much faster

Better urban environments through… gaming!


Engaging gamers to find urban solutions is a step ahead of crowd-planning; it can give socially endorsed options, just much faster
Let citizens vote from contextualized, collaborative urban and architectural solutions made by online citizen gamers!

This idea is the next step towards sound solutions and strong collaboration, taking into account an existing human resources pool of non-technical people inputs that are very, very good solving problems.

Let’s take a real city, with its physical and management gaps; make it available online; make variables change according to real-world inputs (like slum population growth, typhoon, floods, garbage and everything else); empower online gamers to better that city; take the solutions and implement them.

Do we need more public consensus? Let citizens vote on them on polls!

This can define the improvement of slums, public spaces and furthermore, identify how architecture of the future looks like.


WHAT ARE CURRENT CHALLENGES OF URBAN PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT?
Today people managing cities face rapid-changing questions and demands from their citizens. Transportation, sanitation, impact of climate change and even integration of migrants are becoming critical in time. This requires quicker thinking and consensus. Initiatives like crowd-planning and others have tried to accomplish that, but could we speed it up? Could we identify better solutions through existing, evolving systems?

OPPORTUNITIES
More and more time is continuously given to gaming around the world. At present youth spend hours solving problems together in virtual worlds, developing awareness to specific problems, strong collaboration, friendship, and great value for success. In addition, contemporary games provide such an in-depth feeling that those exposed for long naturally become experts. Furthermore, you can take knowledge from hundreds of tries, in much lesser time than even human evolution!

The gaming industry is growing at an unexpected pace. How do we use this to the advantage of our society? There is no other way than giving it value and recognizing its potential. Current politics need a change. Why not revolutionize it by turning our cities into a life-changing game?

Better urban environments through… gaming!


Engaging gamers to find urban solutions is a step ahead of crowd-planning; it can give socially endorsed options, just much faster

Better urban environments through… gaming!


Engaging gamers to find urban solutions is a step ahead of crowd-planning; it can give socially endorsed options, just much faster
Let citizens vote from contextualized, collaborative urban and architectural solutions made by online citizen gamers!

This idea is the next step towards sound solutions and strong collaboration, taking into account an existing human resources pool of non-technical people inputs that are very, very good solving problems.

Let’s take a real city, with its physical and management gaps; make it available online; make variables change according to real-world inputs (like slum population growth, typhoon, floods, garbage and everything else); empower online gamers to better that city; take the solutions and implement them.

Do we need more public consensus? Let citizens vote on them on polls!

This can define the improvement of slums, public spaces and furthermore, identify how architecture of the future looks like.


WHAT ARE CURRENT CHALLENGES OF URBAN PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT?
Today people managing cities face rapid-changing questions and demands from their citizens. Transportation, sanitation, impact of climate change and even integration of migrants are becoming critical in time. This requires quicker thinking and consensus. Initiatives like crowd-planning and others have tried to accomplish that, but could we speed it up? Could we identify better solutions through existing, evolving systems?

OPPORTUNITIES
More and more time is continuously given to gaming around the world. At present youth spend hours solving problems together in virtual worlds, developing awareness to specific problems, strong collaboration, friendship, and great value for success. In addition, contemporary games provide such an in-depth feeling that those exposed for long naturally become experts. Furthermore, you can take knowledge from hundreds of tries, in much lesser time than even human evolution!

The gaming industry is growing at an unexpected pace. How do we use this to the advantage of our society? There is no other way than giving it value and recognizing its potential. Current politics need a change. Why not revolutionize it by turning our cities into a life-changing game?


Idea by

Tulio Mateo
Santo Domingo
Dominican Republic
Tulio is a passionate for cultural exchange. Following his passion, he has worked in reconstruction projects in the Philippines, Haiti, the Sahrawi refugee camps in Algeria, Rwanda, and Dominican Republic, his home country. His academic background is architecture, urban development and post-disaster reconstruction.