Future City

What is Future City?

The Future City Competition is a national, project-based learning experience where students in 6th, 7th and 8th grade imagine, design, and build cities of the future. Students work as a team with an educator and engineer mentor to plan cities using SimCity™ 4 Deluxe software; research and write solutions to an engineering problem; build tabletop scale models with recycled materials; and present their ideas before judges at Regional Competitions in January. Regional winners represent their region at the National Finals in Washington, DC in February.

For more information, please visit: 
http://futurecity.org/new-york-western (Regional Website) 


  • Sept-Nov: Work on SimCity city design & Virtual City Benchmark Form
  • Sept-Dec: Research Essay & City Narrative
  • Nov-Jan: Build 3-D model of city section using recycled materials
  • Dec-Jan: Prepare verbal presentation
  • Sat. Jan 21: Future City Competition at Mount St. Mary's Academy
    Kenmore 3756 Delaware Ave, Tonawanda, NY 14217
  • Feb: Winning team competes in national competition in Washington, DC.
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