Title: The Sureuro Gaming Exercise: designing a game for sustainable refurbishment by housing companies

Authors: Ellen Van Bueren, Haiko Van Der Voort, Nienke Maas

Addresses: Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology, P.O. Box 5015 2600, GA Delft, The Netherlands. ' Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology, P.O. Box 5015 2600, GA Delft, The Netherlands. ' TNO Built Environment and Geosciences, P.O. Box 49 2600, AA Delft, The Netherlands

Abstract: The Sureuro Gaming Exercise (SGE) is a management game designed to show managers of housing companies how sustainable urban renewal involves organisational change in addition to different operational decisions. This paper presents how the SGE has been set up to help managers of housing companies make sustainable design choices at operational, tactical and strategic level. In the development of the game a paradoxical choice has been made: to communicate the complex set of lessons about designing sustainable refurbishment plans, a well-structured game has been developed, while the design of sustainable refurbishment plans requires an open approach to planning and decision-making.

Keywords: game design; sustainable urban renewal; housing companies; decision making; sustainable refurbishment; management gaming; organisational change; sustainable design; housing planning; knowledge transfer.

DOI: 10.1504/JDR.2006.011363

Journal of Design Research, 2006 Vol.5 No.2, pp.201 - 223

Available online: 23 Nov 2006 *

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