Pokémon Go monsters bolster urban revolution

This week, augment reality game Pokemon Go surpassed Twitter users on mobile devices and changed the way we interact with our cities. University of Utah city & metropolitan planning assistant professor Ivis Garcia Zambrana compares the original 1990s Pokemon gamers who played from their couches in the suburbs to the same generation, now living as urban dwellers and members of the back to the city movement, also called the urban revolution. Zambrana argues the game creator’s bias towards cities as places of diversity, interaction and sociability. For interview opportunities, please contact Ivis Garcia Zambrana in the City & Metropolitan Planning Department.
Ivis Garcia Zambrana | cell 801-833-4073 | zambrana@arch.utah.edu