Play the City Talk Show

How City Gaming will Save City Planning

Play the City's book Negotiation and Design for the Self-Organizing City is now out. This is an outcome of the Play the City Founder's doctoral research at Delft University of Technology.
To celebrate the occasion, a great line-up of professionals gather and discuss the relevancy of City Games to Collaborative City Making.
Please use the RSVP button for catering reasons.

Book press release Dutch and English is online.


Urban designers, city officers, game designers, product designers, writers, sociologists, human geographers, journalists, builders, academics, historians will present their 3-minute views on how games can help city making, or can't.

Talk Show Host is Michiel van Iersel from Failed Architecture&Non-fiction.

19:30: Welcome by Dr. R. E. Tan

Founder Play the City

19:45 Interview with Prof. Juval Portugali

The Author of “Self-organization and the City” prof. of Human Geography Tel Aviv University

20:00 Game Designers Explain

Marcus Vlaar
Ranj Serious Gaming

Jeroen Warmerdam

20:30 Drinks&Oysters&Noord Ice

City Debate Game

21:00 Academics versus Practitioners


Maarten Hajer*
Netherlands Environment Assessment Agency – PBL

Ben Schouten
Prof. of Play, TU Eindhoven

Arnold Reijndorp
Prof. University of Amsterdam

Henco Bekkering
Prof. TU Delft

Han Brezet
Prof. TU Delft


Jacqueline Tellinga
Project Leader City of Almere

Lilet Breddels
Director of the Archis Foundation and publisher of Volume Magazine

Marta Relats
PhD Candidate TU Delft + Design as Politics

Malkit Shoshan
PhD Candidate TU Delft + FAST

Christine de Baan
Program Director Department of Design, former Program Director of Dutch Design Fashion Architecture

Renny Ramakers

21:45 Final Words

Ekim Tan

22:00 Drinks&Music

Professor B

Please find more info about guests here.