"SimCity for Jane: How does cyber urbanism work?" - a lecture at Moscow International University
Since the release of the game "SimCity", the town-planning simulators - "LinCity-NG", "Cities: Skylines", "Cities XL", etc. - focus on solving global problems - the development of the economy, transport infrastructure, ecology. Simulators force the player to think at the scale of a city, without moving to the level of an individual citizen or urban communities. Architects design cities, but citizens re-create urban spaces with everyday practices, so the "social" branch of urban planning seeks to create a comfortable environment for people, starting from the local level.