⚡ See how video games can help us build better cities — a short TED talk on the game Cities: Skylines.

Karoliina Korppoo presenting her TED talk on how the video game Cities: Skylines could be used to design better citiesHow a video game might help us build better cities | TED Talk by Karoliina Korppoo

A short (8 minute) TED talk on how the game Cities: Skylines could be used by urban planners to build better cities.

The talk shows some interesting creations from the game — recreations of real-life environments and a futuristic city built on tiers. Although the game isn’t entirely realistic, the game’s designers (including Karoliina Korppoo, who gives the talk) believe that it’s realistic enough to test out ideas before they’re implemented for real. In fact, this is already happening — one city in Finland created a competition to design a new area of the city through the game.