A multi-player serious game for smart city stakeholders
What is the goal of the project?
Go2Zero is designed as an attractive game where stakeholders such as local government, construction companies, network operators, (local) energy suppliers and citizens, jointly explore the impacts of each other’s decisions and interests, and discover which actions and policies are needed from whom to achieve the envisioned targets in an effective and economically efficient way.
Go2Zero provides insight to the following urban challenges:
- The transition path to Zero-Energy Neighborhoods is hampered by different visions and expectations that often lack a firm basis in reality.
- The many stakeholders involved follow their own planning process, interests and approaches to the problem.
- This results in inefficient development paths that carry the risk of sub-optimal solutions and limited stakeholder buy-in.
What is the result of the project?
Playing Go2Zero, smart city stakeholders gain insight in how various smart city goals and domains affect each other and experience the consequences of different strategies. Each player gets feedback on multiple criteria based on the combined effect of all individual decisions. Thereby, stakeholders explore the impacts of each other’s planning process and interests, and determine which actions and policies are needed from whom to achieve the envisioned smart green city targets in an effective and economically efficient way. Further, thinking and acting in the role of another stakeholder results in unique insights that can help the company to accomplish its own goal.
Go2Zero can be implemented in projects in the following ways:
- Road-mapping: knowledge extraction and scoping
- Education: knowledge transfer.
- Kick off Smart Green City projects: create a common starting point, teambuilding.
- Co-creation in streets or districts: understand each other’s vision and help define a common goal. Collectively explore transition pathways.
We welcome your feedback and suggestions for GO2Zero. To share your thoughts and provide input please contact Ellen van Bueren or Anton Stekelenburg.
Go2Zero is part of the CityZen project: