Spacing magazine, which concerns itself with urban affairs, is using Sim City software to build the perfect city. On the magazine's Spacing Toronto blog, there is a "Welcome the Spacington" page, which promises that, over a period of time -- with the ministrations of Spacing staff and contributors -- will evolve a simulated urban city into a model 21st century urban city. Right now, it's just a forested shoreline that looks suspiciously like 17th century Toronto, but the readers of Spacing are being asked to comment and make suggestions on what is to happen on that all-but-blank canvas.
During the week the Spacing team and myself [writes Dylan Collie] will attempt to develop Spacington into a walkable, densely populated, diverse cityscape. Borrowing some suggestions from our urban theorist queen, Jane Jacobs, as well as the LRT focus of 21st century urbanism, Spacington will become a simulated version urban [of the] city we all want. Check the blogs every Thursday and keep on track with our city's evolution.