Play the City: Affordable Housing Game Training

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Explore housing strategies through an interactive gaming method

Learn about housing policies through the Play the City method. We welcome teams that a have a serious interest in housing affordability. In an interactive, multi-actor environment you can test your ideas, build housing scenarios and exchange knowledge with your peers.

Are you a housing provider, investor, project developer, city official or a non-profit organization? Would you like to know how Dublin and Amsterdam engage influential stakeholders in addressing their housing affordability through a city game?

City gaming is a working method that allows participants to collaborate, learn and experiment in a realistic yet safe environment. This method allows experts to step outside their usual environment to think freely about ideas and scenarios that might help overcome the barriers to providing sufficient, good quality affordable housing in their city.

There are no prescriptive scenarios or solutions. The game training serves players who, with their real-life expertise and experience, create scenarios based on tested policies. Then they assess their decision with and against other players. It is fast-paced and competitive, yet there are no winners and losers — everyone learns!

In this training, we present the Affordable Housing Game - a policy-making game for developing an implementable agenda for affordable housing across European Cities.

By learning about this method, you will:

*Enhance effective decision-making
*Learn from real world cases while networking with professionals from diverse sectors
*Learn how to adapt to and take action in multidisciplinary environments*Elaborate on the new role of government, companies and communities
*Learn about your own negotiation skills, how they are perceived by other professionals and how you can improve them

If your team is interested in playing with another team from a particular stakeholder group, we can engage actors from municipalities, city-networks, universities, companies and citizen groups to test-play with your team for more diverse knowledge-exchange.

You may choose to book:
Demo session - lasts 1.50 hours
Full training session - lasts 3 hours

More info about Play the City’s practice:
The Affordable Housing Game is developed in collaboration with Urban Land Institute Europe.

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