Future City Game and recession
During group session our team was asked to brainstorm the most urgent and important issues contemporary cities are facing during the world's economic recession. We unanimously mentioned higher unemployment, low public spending on culture and creative industries, low long-term investment, hard job to enter the job market for young people etc.
Then we tried to think of how Future City Game could practically help to overcome these issues. Our sub-team chose high unemployment as the most burning challenge, and we thought FCG might bring together young entrepreneurs and help them develop business ideas themselves, so that they don't end up unnoticed. The Game can also help reveal talents, support enthusiasts and professionals enabling them to make money and therefore contribute to positive social change in their communities.
As it has righly been pointed out, Future City Game is about communication, making it a really flexible tool for a wide range of pusposes.