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Welcome to a blitz
Future City Game!
The rules of the game
1. Your task is to come up with the best possible idea to SI in the marketplace –
young people back ...
The ideas criteria
1. Don’t forget we are looking for the best possible SI idea in getting
the young people back into jobs...
Your game kit
The paper to record your thoughts and ideas
Team area
Games Master support
Your knowledge and expertise
...
The stages of
Future City Game
Stages
Visioning Testing Presenting
The steps of
Future City Game
Step 1:
Global Challenges
Step 2:
Local Challenges
Step 3:
Perspectives
of the SI
Step 4:
Ideas
Step 5:
Prioritising ideas...
Let’s begin Future City Game…
Blitz version…
Step 1: Global Challenges
1. What global challenges will job market face in the future?
2. Are those challenges economic, ...
Economic
Social
Cultural
Educational
Global challenges
EDUCATION /SKILLS
Inadequate schools skillset
CULTURAL
Increased diversity
SOCIAL
Shifting population
EC...
Step 1: Global Challenges
Economic: Growing inequality
There are pockets of very rich places within cities and pockets of ...
Step 1: Global Challenges
What are the global challenges facing employment among
young people ?
In what ways will
economy ...
Step 2: Local Challenges
1. You have thought global. Now think local
2. What do you think the most important local challen...
Reflect deeply on your work as it relates to the specific theme in order to
get to the real insights.
The four main themes...
Economic
Social
Cultural
Educational
ECONOMIC
‘the wealth of the city’
• Jobs and employment
• Business
• Investment
• Skills
ENVIRONMENTAL
‘the nature of the ...
How do you create and shape
new job markets suitable
for 21 Century workforce?
• Jobs and employment
• Business
• Investme...
Step 4: Ideas
1. Come up with ten ideas that will help you achieve your vision for your
social innovation
2. Each idea cor...
Step 4: The ideas criteria
1. Fun - exciting and creative
2. Innovative and futuristic - will produce something new or dif...
Step 5: Prioritising ideas
1. Narrow down to one or two top ideas
2. Rate each of your ideas against the ideas criteria
3....
Step 6: Presenting future ideas
1. Prepare a presentation about your strongest idea(s)
2. You will be presenting to all th...
Step 7: Preparing for testing
1. Think about how you are going to test your ideas
2. Use the ideas criteria to decide what...
Step 9: Preparation and presenting final
ideas
1. Prepare and deliver a vote winning presentation
2. It is the quality of ...
Step 10: Voting
1. Put your voting box in the middle of your game board
2. Take a voting token. You are going to vote for ...
Future City Games - Sandra Hlebs, British Council
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  1. 1. Welcome to a blitz Future City Game!
  2. 2. The rules of the game 1. Your task is to come up with the best possible idea to SI in the marketplace – young people back into jobs 2. You will need to look at the present and ahead to the future. 3. You will need to work in your teams 4. You will need to consider future challenges - global and local 5. You will need to debate and evaluate your best ideas 6. Your ideas will be judged against a set of criteria 7. No idea is a bad idea so have fun!
  3. 3. The ideas criteria 1. Don’t forget we are looking for the best possible SI idea in getting the young people back into jobs 2. Your idea can be anything - a policy, service, product or behaviour 3. Ideas are judged against below criteria : 1. Fun - exciting and creative 2. Innovative and futuristic - will produce something new or different 3. Meets local challenges 4. Meets global challenges 5. Relevant to community - people are supportive 6. Sustainable - has a positive and lasting impact 7. Feasible and achievable - the right resources can be found to make it happen
  4. 4. Your game kit The paper to record your thoughts and ideas Team area Games Master support Your knowledge and expertise Team members Internet
  5. 5. The stages of Future City Game
  6. 6. Stages Visioning Testing Presenting
  7. 7. The steps of Future City Game
  8. 8. Step 1: Global Challenges Step 2: Local Challenges Step 3: Perspectives of the SI Step 4: Ideas Step 5: Prioritising ideas Step 6: Presenting future ideas Step 7: Preparing for testing Step 8: Real world testing Step 9: Preparation and presenting final ideas Step 10: Voting
  9. 9. Let’s begin Future City Game… Blitz version…
  10. 10. Step 1: Global Challenges 1. What global challenges will job market face in the future? 2. Are those challenges economic, social, cultural or environmental? 3. Do any of your challenges cut across all the above four perspectives? 4. Record your global challenges and place them around the symbols for economic, social, environmental and cultural perspectives on the game board
  11. 11. Economic Social Cultural Educational
  12. 12. Global challenges EDUCATION /SKILLS Inadequate schools skillset CULTURAL Increased diversity SOCIAL Shifting population ECONOMIC Growing inequality
  13. 13. Step 1: Global Challenges Economic: Growing inequality There are pockets of very rich places within cities and pockets of very poor places. The gap between the rich and poor is widening Social: Shifting populations 30% of the world’s population lived in urban areas in 1950, now …. 50% of the world’s population live in urban areas Cultural: Increased diversity The number of migrants more than doubled between 1960 and 2000 Education: Old patterns in the new world Industries and sectors are becoming more and more diversified. In many countries educational programmes are just not able to catch up with it.
  14. 14. Step 1: Global Challenges What are the global challenges facing employment among young people ? In what ways will economy keep growing? How do job markets relate to that? How does the increasing mobility impact the job market outlook? How far can our cities grow ? What will they need in the future? What type of jobs will my children have? What about their education?
  15. 15. Step 2: Local Challenges 1. You have thought global. Now think local 2. What do you think the most important local challenges facing will be in the future? 3. Are they economic, social, cultural and educational or something in between? 4. What are the links between global and local challenges? 5. Record the local challenges you identify on paper and place them around the symbols for economic, social, cultural and educational perspectives
  16. 16. Reflect deeply on your work as it relates to the specific theme in order to get to the real insights. The four main themes are as follows: 1.How do you create and shape new job markets suitable for a 21st century workforce? 2. How to mobilise outsiders to catalyse, change and move young people towards employment and business? 3. What are education institutions doing to help young people prepare for new economies? 4. How do you create better collaboration across sectors that result in new jobs for younger people?
  17. 17. Economic Social Cultural Educational
  18. 18. ECONOMIC ‘the wealth of the city’ • Jobs and employment • Business • Investment • Skills ENVIRONMENTAL ‘the nature of the city’ • Public space • Waste • Energy • Topography and landscape SOCIAL ‘the wellbeing of the city’ • Welfare • Housing • Crime and justice • Health • Education • Happiness CULTURAL ‘the life of the city’ • Diversity • Faith • Arts and events • Leisure and play The structure of your city: four perspectives
  19. 19. How do you create and shape new job markets suitable for 21 Century workforce? • Jobs and employment • Business • Investment • Skills Mobilising outsiders to catalyse, change and move young people towards employment and business • Creative solutions • Unusual suspects What are education institutions doing to help young people to prepare for new economies How do you create better collaboration across sectors that result in new jobs for younger people Four themes
  20. 20. Step 4: Ideas 1. Come up with ten ideas that will help you achieve your vision for your social innovation 2. Each idea corresponds to an economic, social, cultural or educational perspective 3. Your ideas must address the global and local challenges you identified earlier 4. Think of one advantage and one disadvantage of each idea you have for your vision 5. Remember to consider the idea criteria
  21. 21. Step 4: The ideas criteria 1. Fun - exciting and creative 2. Innovative and futuristic - will produce something new or different 3. Meets local challenges 4. Meets global challenges 5. Relevant to community - people are supportive 6. Sustainable - has a positive and lasting impact 7. Feasible and achievable - the right resources can be found to make it happen
  22. 22. Step 5: Prioritising ideas 1. Narrow down to one or two top ideas 2. Rate each of your ideas against the ideas criteria 3. Write your thoughts about each idea on the matrix to help you choose 4. Vote for the strongest ideas as a team or individually if you prefer 5. You can only take two ideas forward for the rest of the game so you must reach a decision that everyone is happy with
  23. 23. Step 6: Presenting future ideas 1. Prepare a presentation about your strongest idea(s) 2. You will be presenting to all the teams 3. You can present in any way you like 4. The other teams will give you helpful hints after your presentation 5. Think carefully about what to tell other groups as they may steal your idea!
  24. 24. Step 7: Preparing for testing 1. Think about how you are going to test your ideas 2. Use the ideas criteria to decide what you would need to test 3. Decide how you would like to present your ideas to others 4. Decide who you need to speak to and how you are going to involve them 5. Decide what information you need to gather and check 6. Decide what materials and tools you will need and can use 7. Decide who is going to do what in your team 8. This is your test plan
  25. 25. Step 9: Preparation and presenting final ideas 1. Prepare and deliver a vote winning presentation 2. It is the quality of your idea that really matters 3. Don’t forget you’ll be judged against the ideas criteria 4. Use all the materials you have collected so far 5. You can present in whichever way you choose
  26. 26. Step 10: Voting 1. Put your voting box in the middle of your game board 2. Take a voting token. You are going to vote for the best idea 3. Make sure you judge each idea against the ideas criteria 4. You must vote on your own 5. You cannot vote for your own idea 6. Don’t count your team’s votes until everyone has finished voting!

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