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Designing Future Cities (published in ISOCARP Review 12)

Check out this terrific article about Future City written by Jim Reilly of Future City's Philadelphia region and published by the International Society of City and Regional Planners.

EDITOR’S  INTRODUCTION

If ideas about “Cities we have vs Cities we need” are to be realized, then we need to insure that the next generation of talented students pursue careers in the planning, architectural and engineering professions.

Regional Coordinator Spotlight: Jean Eason of Texas (North)!

Check out this great article from Muse Magazine about Future City Texas (North)'s Regional Coordinator, Jean Eason!

Philadelphia's Conwell School begins Future City program

DiscoverE’s Future City Competition has been around and growing for almost 25 years, empowering kids through hands on learning challenges with the support of their teachers, engineer mentors, regional coordinators and supportive parents. What has driven the success of Future City the most however is the kids who love it. The connection that middle schoolers forge with their teammates and the competition itself is strong and it became obvious that having it open to only 7th and 8th graders was not enough.

Future City Albany students meet astronaut Dr. David Hilmers

 

The Future City Competition is a hands on, get-it-done, figure-it-out project-based experience that empowers middle school students by putting them in the position to learn by doing.  They stretch their minds like they may have never had to before and suddenly an entirely new world of possibility opens before them.

BACK TO BACK WINS FOR MICHIGAN!

MICHIGAN’S ST. JOHN LUTHERAN SCHOOL WINS GRAND PRIZE AT 2015 FUTURE CITY® COMPETITION FOR SECOND YEAR IN A ROW.

Exploring Urban Agriculture

Nation’s Most Talented Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Graders Prepare to Present Their Solutions as They Tackle This Year’s Theme, Feeding Future Cities at Annual Future City® Competition National Finals.

Norristown Area School District students build cities of the future (Philadelphia)

As urban populations continue to grow and natural resources dwindle, city planners, engineers, and environmentalists point to a need to develop sustainable ways to fulfill the demand for more food in the future.

 

 

In the Norristown Area School District, 33 middle school students have already begun preparing to solve these issues by looking 150 years into the future and designing model cities with unique ways to feed the world’s population.

 

 

 

Students model cities of the future (Pittsburgh)

 A team of students from The Ellis School in Shadyside won the Carnegie Science Center's 16th annual Regional Future City Competition on Saturday.

Future City is a national, project-based learning experience in which middle school students design and build cities of the future.

Future City competition brings engineering to life (New Jersey)

Food production remains a hot topic because experts think that by 2030, nearly all of the world's population growth will be concentrated in urban areas, plus Earth's fertile land won't be enough to feed the entire growing population. As the world is more aware of the need for citizens to have affordable and healthy food, the topic has become a timely one for the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)-based competition.

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