Future City Competition

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Future City was a project-based program where students in grades 6-8 imagined, researched, designed, and built cities of the future. Schools or recognized youth organizations formed teams.

During the 2020-2021 season, Future City is still a project-based program where students in grades 6-8 imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future. This year, educators or parents can form and lead teams. All deliverables are modified to accommodate distance learning. For example, teams will still build a city model, but students have the option of building sections of the model in separate homes. The final city model deliverable is a slideshow with pictures of the model and a video demonstration of the moving part. Learn More

With 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.

2020-2021 Theme: Building a City on the Moon!

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Imagine life on the moon one hundred years from now, when lunar habitats have already progressed through multiple levels of development. What started as a collection of lunar landers expanded into an outpost, then a village and is now a city. The Future City challenge is to build on this history, describe its location, share its innovative features and provide a detailed description of how the city uses the Moon’s unique resources to create a self-sustaining home where humans can live, work and thrive.


Want to learn more about the Future City Competition and how your students can participate? 
Visit the Minnesota Regional page or contact Colleen Feller at 612-638-1511.

Don’t forget to follow the Minnesota Regional Future City Competition on twitter @FCCMN

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