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rynefrompf June 2nd, 2014 11:05pm

Is Sim City an accurate model for real-life city planning? (Sim City 4, Sim City Deluxe, Destinations, etc.)

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blitz6799 Chicagoland
06/03/14 12:09 pm

100%! I dare anyone to name a city in the real world that hasn't gone from barren field to sprawling metropolis without eventually succumbing to a combination tornado outbreak, earthquake, and alien invasion! A Torquaktion!

bl4kers Earth
06/02/14 10:15 pm

I heard that Minecraft is now being used for this purpose.

closed Lol hi
06/03/14 10:58 pm

I can't say they are a bad example. They cover the basics. I wish the sim city games covered more politics. I won't get the new one until you can play it offline.

closed Lol hi
06/03/14 10:58 pm

Did I miss something that Cain said or something? Lol

Maj Worth Economist
06/02/14 4:26 pm

I think that Sim games are a great place to start in order to get a basic concept of the job. But computer simulations just don't reflect the complexity of the human behaviors that change the way a city works.

Maj Worth Economist
06/02/14 4:27 pm

We had a vegetable stand go in on a relatively slow part of the road, for example, and when they repaved the street, they put in a left turn lane because the stand was so popular that it backed up traffic with people trying to get to it.

trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
06/03/14 3:49 am

I just bought the new sum city game