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  • Michelle F. Fox

Using Games to Demystify Complexity

ISET-International has developed a workshop titled “Using Games to Demystify Complexity”. Through games, we present otherwise complex and abstract concepts in a memorable and accessible way to engage stakeholders around issues relating to urban systems, climate change, and resilience. Topics include:

  • the importance of social networks, and how they contribute to the resilience of an urban system;

  • how social and legal institutions and/or norms can dramatically enable or constrain social behavior, or provide the catalyst for innovation and adaptive strategies;

  • nine resilience characteristics to look for in systems, agents, and institutions;

  • core urban services as a foundational component to building urban climate resilience; and

  • working with uncertainty.

This workshop is designed to