Define Stage

What It Is

The Define Stage is where your Future City project begins. This is your team’s opportunity to establish what the project “is” and what the project “isn’t” before beginning the work.

  1. In the Define stage, you will work through the first two steps of the Engineering Design Process: Identify the Problem, where you'll build background knowledge about what's involved in creating a city, and Learn the Specs, where you'll learn about the competition deliverables. 
  2. Next you'll use the Project Plan to talk with your team about what you hope to achieve in the competition, think about resources and constraints that will shape your project, and summarize the requirements for each deliverable.


Thinking about what you want to do before you do it is critical to your success!

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