Is Deploying Game Theory in City Planning the Wrong Place to Start?

– Bruce Long Most of us have heard the phrase ‘zero sum game’. It is a term of art from the science and mathematics of game theory. Game theory is a fascinating and powerful mathematical modeling technique for planning and predicting what will happen in interactions between agents that must negotiate outcomes between them, when doing such things as competing for limited resources, for example.  In a zero sum game the opposition or opponent in a game – in a situation where one is competing with an opponent for a finite discrete resource or outcome – either wins or loses....

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