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Future City


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 storm water management, urban agriculture, public spaces and green energy. 

This year's theme is "The Age-Friendly City."  Teams will identify an age-related challenge that exists in today's urban environments and engineer two innovative solutions that allow their future city's senior citizens to be as active and independent as they want to be.

Participants complete five deliverables:

  • a virtual city design (using SimCity)

  • a 1,500-word city essay

  • a scale model

  • a project plan

  • a presentation to judges at the regional competitions in January.

Regional winners represent their region at the finals in Washington, DC in February.  Teams have the opportunity to win awards in several different categories, including best overall design, ingenuity in water management, sustainability, most innovative construction, etc.

After completing Future City, student participants are not only prepared to be citizens of today's complex and technical world, but are also poised to become the drivers of tomorrow.


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Meeting Date/Time:

  Wednesdays, 6:15-8:15pm,

beginning September 20, 2017

Some Saturdays, if necessary.

Competition will be 

Saturday, January 13, 2018


Duanesburg YMCA

221 Victoria Drive, Delanson, NY

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