Gamifying Climate Action in Smart Communities, with Katie Patrick

Gamifying Climate Action in Smart Communities, with Katie Patrick

By Zoe Eather

Hi #SmartCommunity friends! On this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, I have a brilliant chat with Katie Patrick. Katie is an environmental engineer, software designer, author and repeat guest who was last on the show in June 2021 in Episode 234. Katie tells us about her background and why she’s passionate about sustainability, as well as how feedback loops are central to her idea of Smart Communities.

Katie and I discuss the need for individual actions as well as systemic change, and what she’s been up to since she was last on the podcast, including some of the gamification projects to get individuals to take more sustainability actions.

Katie explains the power of human conversation and group identify for driving behavioural change, and the deep need we have for community connectedness. We finish our chat discussing the potential of using goal directed psychology in the sustainability movement and why it should be the next emerging trend.

As always, we hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as we enjoyed making it. 

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