TSA writes: There have been many attempts at gamifying the concept of city construction. Sim Cities zoning rules are the most famous residential wants to be near Commercial, but not near Industrial, yet all three need each other in close enough proximity to function properly. Its a holistic view of a complex situation that doesnt really reflect reality. If I walk from my flat to town, I pass a bunch of shops, a lot of apartments, some businesses, a couple of breweries, and a handful of university and college buildings. This is all on one long road, which shows how cities, especially in the UK, flaunt the idea of zoning.

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