About Future City:
Future City is a cross-curricular educational program where students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades imagine, design, and build cities of the future. Over four months, students work as a team with an educator and volunteer mentor to design a virtual city using SimCity software; research and write an essay addressing this year’s theme; build a model of their city using recycled materials; complete a project plan, and present their city before a panel of judges at a Regional Competition in January. This year’s theme is Clean Water: Tap Into Tomorrow. Teams are to choose a threat to their city’s water supply and design a resilient system to maintain a reliable supply of clean water. Regional winners go on to represent their region at the national competition in Washington, DC, in February.