So, a few months ago someone on Story Games linked to this course on Coursera, ‘Designing Cities’. I can’t find the post, so I don’t know who it was, but if it was you thanks so much – it’s been amazing.
The course has been interesting throughout, but the last set of lectures this week have been pure Planarch Codex gold. It’s been about visionary cities, cities that have been designed but never built. It’s been a brilliant melange of craziness: walking cities, floating lily pad cities that migrate from place to place, pods clustered onto the outside of towers, cities that underlie existing cities and subvert the intentions of their designers, cities that express political ideals.
You should still be able to sign up and get access to the videos – highly recommended. As I say, it’s all good, but the Visionary Cities stuff in week 9 is highly game-able.