Future City Region

North Carolina 

Deadlines & Dates


December 2, 2022


January 21, 2023


January 21, 2023


January 21, 2023


January 21, 2023


Part 1

January 9, 2023

Part 2

January 9, 2023

Part 3

January 9, 2023

Part 4

January 9, 2023

About this Region

Regional Coordinator(s)

Charlie Townsend, PE


Welcome to the North Carolina Future City Competition for Middle School Students!

An exclusive webinar for Future City participating educators, program leaders, mentors, and students was presented on October 4, 2022.

The Climate Change Challenge has teams thinking about and planning cities of the future that address climate change issues. Gain additional insight into this theme with these experts: – Paul Lee, Engineer and Energy Policy Analyst at City of Los Angeles, Mayor’s Office of Sustainability – Dr. Allegra LeGrande, Physical Research Scientist at NASA specializing in extreme climates.

follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FutureCityCompetition/ to keep up to date and access resources!


2022-2023 Educators Kick-off Meeting (Video)

Guest speaker on the this year topic of climate change:

Jeremy Tarr: Senior Advisor for Climate Change Policy, office of Governor Roy Cooper

Leah Bug: Director of the NC State Engineering Place

Simon Critten: Climate Scientist from Mott McDonald

Once registered, organizers can download the “2022-2023 FC Handbook” located under the “Resources” tab of their Future City Dashboard .

Mentors Needed

Virtual or On-site Mentors Welcome

Are you a professional in the world of engineering, architecture, city planning, technology or a related field?

To register as a mentor, click “Sign Up” at the top of this page, then select “As a mentor” and complete the form.

A background check is required (for mentors only) when registering, a refundable fee of $25 needs to be paid at the time of registration.

Once registered, NC Future City will refund the $25 to cover your background check fee.

If you have any questions, please contact Eric Misak Director of Mentoring Future City Competition North Carolina at Eric.Misak@wsp.com.

Competition Day

Regional Competition Date: January 21th, 2023
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695

  • Model judging
  • Presentation
  • Q&A Sessions

Educator Resources

There are tons of resources on this website! Explore all sections of the site, and dig into the Resources page in the Dashboard.

As you begin to start planning your Future City, please see below for an introductory video created by Local Volunteers.

Click the link here: Future City Competition – How to get started


Here are some suggestions for internet searches:

  • climate change in cities
  • climate change adaptation
  • greenhouse gas mitigation
  • nature-based solutions
  • resilient by design
  • climate change infographics

Here are some additional resouce links recommended from a climate expert.

Source: Natural Resources Canada

Last Year’s

2022 Final Round Results (NC)

Click to view the team’s final Q&A.

  1. Terra Limpa, Mozambique – JM Alexander Middle School
  2. 6th AIG PK – Parkway Elementary
  3. Bangopushaguri – Langtree Charter Academy
  4. Turibe – Morganton Day School
  5. Aseptique – Triad Math and Science Academy

2022 Specialty Award Winners (NC)

The BGE, Inc. Serving, Leading, Solving Award

  • Presented to Bayguls 

The NCLUG Best Teamwork Award

  • Presented to 6th AIG PK 

The Duke Energy Best Use of Energy Award

  • Presented to Biya 

The WSP Best Use of Infrastructure Award

  • Presented to Filterium 

The Simpson Engineers and Associates Most Creative Team Presentation Award

  • Presented to A2C2ES Metropolis 

The Best Use of Transportation Award*

  • Presented to New Atlantis 

The Society of American Military Engineers – Fort Bragg Post Best Use of Security and Safety Award

  • Presented to New Lake City 

The Smith + Gardner Best Use of Waste Solutions Award

  • Presented to Sakuru No Shima 

The Best Use of Building Materials Award*

  • Presented to Managua Nicaragua 

The Best Disaster Preparation Award*

  • Presented to Etheraeal City 

The Most Innovative Product Design Award*

  • Presented to Cosmic City 

The Most Accessible City Award*

  • Presented to Turibe 

The Coffman Engineers Best Family Friendly City Award

  • Presented to Novus 

The Dewberry Best Use of Water Resources Award

  • Presented to Terra Limpa 

The NCEES Best Land Surveying Practices Award

  • Presented to Aseptique 

The Project Management Institute Outstanding Project Plan Award

  • Presented to Bangopushaguri 

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Outstanding Use of Circular Economy Principles Award

  • Presented to Terra Limpa 

Congratulations to our Specialty Award Winners!

*These Awards were presented on behalf of our Regional Steering Committee

News & Updates

2022 – Past Participant Testimony

View this testimonial by Karl E. McCloud II, NC A&T State University and former Future City Competition Participant, where he discusses the benefits of involving young people in STEM!

Impact of the Competition

Phyllis King receives Outstanding Educator NSTEM Champion Award

Phyllis King, a Career and Technical Education teacher at Lumberton Junior High School, received the “Outstanding Educator NSTEM™ Champion Award” from the National STEM Honor Society. NC Future City Competition is proud to have an educator like Phyllis in our region.  Read more about Phyllis award here: King-receives-outstanding-educator-nstem-champion-award

Contact Us

Regional Coordinator – Charlie Townsend, PE
Email: north_carolina@futurecity.org

Volunteer and Outreach Chair – Mary Beth Liles
Email: FC.NC.Outreach@gmail.com

Logistics Chair – Paddy Jordan
Email: FC.NC.Logistics@gmail.com