Future City

Ages:Middle School

Types:Submission, Presentation

Categories:Art, Environment, General Knowledge, STEM

Scope:National

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Future City starts with a question—how can we make the world a better place? To answer it, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future that showcase their solution to a citywide sustainability issue. Past topics include stormwater management, urban agriculture, and green energy. Prizes

Students present their solutions via a virtual city design (using SimCity); a 1,500-word city essay; a scale model; a project plan, and a presentation to judges at Regional Competitions in January. Regional winners represent their region at the National Finals in Washington, DC in February.

Virtual City Design - 48 points

Students design a virtual city using SimCity software and present their city's progress via a slideshow presentation. This simulated design experience teaches students city planning, helps them see the consequences of their decisions, and gives them a chance to explore various layouts and designs for their future city. Due in November or December. Check with your local Regional Coordinator for your region’s due date.

City Essay - 60 points

Students write a 1,500-word essay describing the unique attributes of their city. This year's theme will be announced on July 15th. Due in November or December. Check with your local Regional Coordinator for your region’s due date.

City Model - 70 points

Students build a scale model of a section of their city using recycled materials and including at least one moving part. Due at the Regional Competition.

City Presentation - 70 points

Students give a 7-minute presentation (followed by a 5–8 minute question and answer period with the judges) discussing features of their future city and their solution to the citywide challenge. Due at the Regional Competition.

Project Plan - 10 points

Students work with their team to complete a project plan to help them stay organized and focused with the Future City project. Due one week before the Regional Competition. Check with your local Regional Coordinator for your region’s due date.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: http://futurecity.org

Managing Organization: DiscoverE

Contact:

info@futurecity.org
877-636-9578

Entry Fee: $25

This competition is open to students in Middle School.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

Future City starts with a question—how can we make the world a better place? To answer it, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future that showcase their solution to a citywide sustainability issue. Past topics include stormwater management, urban agriculture, and green energy. Prizes

Process

Students present their solutions via a virtual city design (using SimCity); a 1,500-word city essay; a scale model; a project plan, and a presentation to judges at Regional Competitions in January. Regional winners represent their region at the National Finals in Washington, DC in February.

Criteria

Virtual City Design - 48 points

Students design a virtual city using SimCity software and present their city's progress via a slideshow presentation. This simulated design experience teaches students city planning, helps them see the consequences of their decisions, and gives them a chance to explore various layouts and designs for their future city. Due in November or December. Check with your local Regional Coordinator for your region’s due date.

City Essay - 60 points

Students write a 1,500-word essay describing the unique attributes of their city. This year's theme will be announced on July 15th. Due in November or December. Check with your local Regional Coordinator for your region’s due date.

City Model - 70 points

Students build a scale model of a section of their city using recycled materials and including at least one moving part. Due at the Regional Competition.

City Presentation - 70 points

Students give a 7-minute presentation (followed by a 5–8 minute question and answer period with the judges) discussing features of their future city and their solution to the citywide challenge. Due at the Regional Competition.

Project Plan - 10 points

Students work with their team to complete a project plan to help them stay organized and focused with the Future City project. Due one week before the Regional Competition. Check with your local Regional Coordinator for your region’s due date.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: http://futurecity.org

Managing Organization: DiscoverE

Contact:

info@futurecity.org
877-636-9578

Entry Fee: $25

This competition is open to students in Middle School.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.