Project Description

Understanding Local Area Regeneration

Regen-IT requires six teams to take responsibility for the regeneration of neighbourhoods in a virtual community. They have to deal with the differing issues of crime, transport, health, community well being, poverty, unemployment, housing, and the environment.

Regen-IT learning simulation models the life of a borough with 5 neighbourhoods. Teams play the role of a Local Authority (People & Places), Housing Developer, Housing Association, Neighbourhood Managers and the LSP. Within the resource management game, the partnership need to regenerate the borough and also provide affordable housing. Feedback is given through the main menu, overall scores based on targets and public opinions, report screens and GIS maps.

  • Registered Social Landlords.
  • Neighbourhood Managers.
  • Local Partnerships / Housing Partnerships.
  • Local Authorities (Planning/Housing/Regeneration).
  • Neighbourhood and community groups.
  • Private Sector (Consultants/Developers).
  • Agencies and Government Departments.

Regen-IT is recognised by the Homes & Communities Agency.

Thank you an enjoyable exercise with valuable learning.
The richness of the experience was in the discussions, facilitated by Paul, as we went through the purchases and the strategic rationale for the decisions made. I thought that this offered very good learning opportunities and different perspectives on why we do what we do.

Plan > Do > Review

As with all our learning simulations, Planit Young People is played over a number of rounds made up of 3 phases – Plan > Do > Review:


Teams look at reports and consider their budget. They plan a strategy for their team and consider how they need to work with other teams.


Teams spend their budgets. They negotiate and seek win-wins with other teams. They present their decisions to the the group and the facilitator – explaining what they have done and why.


After the round has been updated – decisions are processed in the game algorithm – the teams review the situation. They look at the score and consider what worked and what didn’t. The next round begins …