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The STL Lab has engaged the services of MIT's Game Lab to create a real estate game to introduce the concept of socially responsible real estate entrepreneurship to young students between the ages of 16 and 22. The core message of the game is to demonstrate that the best strategy for maximizing long-term profit from investing in real estate is to invest adequately in public goods.

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MIT’s Samuel Tak Lee MIT Real Estate Entrepreneurship Lab uses gaming to advance its mission in China.  

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In China, city development through effective planning and real estate investment is serious business, but learning about it can be fun and games. Thanks to a new approach developed at MIT, a game based on socially responsible real estate practices was tested in China this summer.

In April 2016, Sara Verrilli and Rik Eberhardt (MIT Game Lab staff) visited China to test our game with undergraduate students who are studying urban planning, architecture, real estate development, and landscape architecture at Inner Mongolia University of Technology and Tsinghua University.  The purpose is to get a sense of the scale of real estate development currently in progress in these cities.  

The STL Lab has engaged the services of MIT’s Game Lab to create a real estate game as part of the Mission Curriculum.  The prime objective of the educational game is to introduce the concept of socially responsible real estate entrepreneurship to young students between the ages of 16 and 22.  The core message of the game is to demonstrate that the best strategy for maximizing long-term profit from investing in real estate is to invest adequately in public goods.  In order to create an ideal vision of future real estate development in Chinese cities, the rules of the game are promoting socially responsible real estate practices with variables that are specific to the Chinese real estate market.