The Future City Competition (FCC) is a project-based learning experience where students in grades 6-8 imagine, research, design, and build cities at least 100 years in the future. Schools or recognized youth organizations can form teams and have the option to compete in the state competition. Students spend approximately five months (September-January) completing the following deliverables: a 1,500-word city essay; a scale model of their city built from recycled materials; a four-part project plan; a 7-minute team presentation; and a Q&A session with judges (professional engineers who volunteer their time). Learn More
Informational Zoom Sessions
Are you curious about the Minnesota Future City Competition? Want to learn what makes this national competition such a great experience for students? MN Future City Coordinator, Colleen Feller, offers informational Zoom sessions and provides a chance for you to ask questions. Watch the most recent session from September 8, 2022.
Registration for the 2022-2023 school year closed on October 31, 2022.
2022-2023 Theme: Climate Change Challenge
Teams will design a futuristic city that adapts to and mitigates the challenges of climate change. As the growing reality of climate change puts more strain on our communities and cities, creative solutions are needed to construct healthy and sustainable living environments. Students will collaborate to brainstorm ways to tackle this critical issue.
|October 31, 2022||Registration closes|
|November 11, 2022||Project Plan Part #1 & #2 due|
|December 16, 2022||City Essay and Project Plan #3 due|
|December 23, 2022||Schools confirm number of teams and names of students for the |
MN Regional Competition
|January 9, 2023||Special Award selections due|
|January 18, 2023||Project Plan #4 due|
|January 21, 2023||City Model and Presentation due|
|January 21, 2023||MN Regional Competition at Dakota County Technical College|
At the Future City Competition, students learn…
How to use engineering to solve real-world problems.
The skills needed for effective teamwork.
The importance of strong writing, public speaking, and creativity.