Here at Stewart Management and Planning Solutions, we believe climate education is key to making a change. As such, its important we pass on the knowledge we have about the built environment and urban planning. That’s why we love the new climate change board game Climania. This game has been created by a group of researchers who teamed up with 13 young people aged 14-18. Their purpose is to educate people on the impact the built environment can have on climate change.
Climania is available for anyone to download free of charge. Simply download, print off and let the fun begin. The game challenges players with the task of retrofitting properties. It takes players through the process of adding technology to their homes whilst encountering different environmental challenges and opportunities.
How to Play
Each player takes turns in answering questions about the built environment and climate issues. This builds up their knowledge of climate change to win retrofit components. It then becomes a race against time to reach the centre of the board, whoever gets there first wins. The game intends to stimulate creativity, open discussion, and collaboration amongst its participants.
The Climate Action Game Project
The initiative is funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). It also has the support of Birmingham Architectural Association and the Royal Town Planning Institute West Midlands. Researchers have worked with 13 young people from Balsall Heath in the south of Birmingham.
If you are a teacher looking to raise awareness and offer your class climate education, why not download the game today? Its free and a fun way for your class to learn about the potential and detail of domestic retrofit. Or perhaps if you are looking for a great way to keep the family entertained this Easter holiday.