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Texas (Houston)
Regional Coordinator: Dr. Zafar Taqvi

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ESSAY / CITY NARRATIVE - 60 points

PLAN/DO STAGE of the Project

The students will write a 1,500-word essay combined with the narrative of the designed city. Team will upload the Essay along with Project Completion Document by deadline. 

Average Hours spent by the team = 8 hours

Students write a 1,500-word essay that describes the unique attributes of their city and provides a solution to this year’s challenge.

The essay asks students to imagine what it would be like to walk down the main street of their city 100 years in the future. What would someone hear, see, smell, feel? How would the people who live in this future city describe it? How is this city futuristic and innovative?

As students draft their City Essay, they explore questions like these and more to develop their future city.
Students will think deeply about their city, its population, geographical location, culture, unique characteristics, and community’s needs. In addition, the City Essay asks students to thoughtfully address this year’s challenge: The Age-Friendly City.

For more on the City Essay, download the Program Handbook from the Resource section.