Articles by Anna Prusa

About Anna Prusa

Anna C. Prusa is a specialist in Brazilian public policy and Brazil-U.S. relations. She is currently program associate at the Brazil Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a non-partisan think-tank in Washington, DC.

Online Game Challenges Players to be Mayor for a Day, Citizens for Life

Educational games allow us to present complicated issues in a simple but engaging format. As populations and economic potential become increasingly concentrated in urban areas, cities around the world are on the front lines of pressing global issues ranging from inequality to sustainability. In a world of limitless demands and finite resources, tackling these challenges requires both ingenuity and collaboration between public officials and citizens—and cities need to ensure that residents are equipped to engage. Technology can be a powerful tool for improving transparency, accountability, and communication between city officials and their residents. Technology can also empower the next generation of community leaders through civic education games and other interactive platforms.

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