New York - Capital Region

Regional Coordinator: Addyson Lyons

Welcome to Capital Region Future City Competition!

The competition comprises of teams of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders who develop a futuristic city based on the theme of the year. This year, teams will tackle the Climate Change Challenge by choosing a climate change impact and designing one innovative and futuristic climate change adaptation and one mitigation strategy to keep their residents healthy and safe. These teams write an essay, create a model to scale, provide a project plan, and present to judges on their futuristic city at this event.

The amazing impact this event has on our local community, schools, and students is incomprehensible. This competition goes beyond just a one-day competition by teaching students how to apply math and science to real world problems. 

We’re in person!

Future City is returning to an in-person competition format in 2022–2023. If another Covid outbreak threatens these plans, Future City will work with your Regional Coordinator and post updated information in your educator dashboard.

Important Competition downloads:

2022-2023 Program (PDF, 8.5 MB)

2022-2023 Calendar (PDF, 8.5 MB)

2022-2023 Rules Handout (PDF, 8.5 MB)

Deliverable Due Dates:

Registration October 31st, 2022

Project Plan Part 1 - October 7th, 2022

Project Plan Part 2 - November 4th, 2022

City Essay - December 2nd, 2022

Team Information - December 15th, 2022

Project Plan Parts 3 & 4 - January 6th, 2023

City Essay Penalties:

Late submissions for the City Essay are as follows:

1-6 days late - 5 points

7 - 13 days late - 10 points

14 days or later - 50 points (No credit)

 

There will be no penalties for late Project Plan submissions as long as all parts are submitted by Competition Day.

 

Tutorials:

Tutorials will be posted on our YouTube page here.

The Introductory tutorial will be posted the week of September 19th, 2022.

We are working hard to provide a virtual city essay tutorial in October, stay posted!

The Model and Presentation tutorial will be posted the week of November 14th, 2022.

The Prepping for Competition Day tutorial will be posted the week of Competition Day, January 14th, 2023.

 

2021-2022 Awards Ceremony

Who was our regional winner? Watch the video on our YouTube page here

Download the Program here (PDF, 8.5 MB)

 

Capital Region Future City Competition Recent Events:

July 11, 2013

Capital District Future City® Competition Will Attend the Games in Education Event August 6-7

 Albany, New York– The Capital District Future City® Competition will be attending the Games in Education symposium on Tuesday August 6th and Wednesday August 7th at the TEC-SMART campus in Malta, New York.  Representatives from the Future City Competition will be discussing how Sim City 4 Deluxe™ software is used in the development of the program in order to enhance science, technology, engineering, and math skills.

 

Using Sim City 4 Deluxe™ software,…

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July 11, 2013

How do you get your middle school students excited about the world of engineering?
Get them involved with the Future City® Competition!

The Capital District Future City Competition will be at the Back-to-School Expo on Saturday, September 7, 2013, at the Empire State Plaza from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Stop by our booth to find out more about the Future City program, test out SimCity designs, have fun with hands-on engineering experiments, and much more!  This year’s experiments will be related to this year’s theme: Tomorrow's Transit…

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September 6, 2012

How do you get your middle school students excited about the world of engineering?
Get them involved with the Future City® Competition!

The Capital District Future City Competition will be at the Back-to-School Expo on Saturday, September 8, 2012, at the Empire State Plaza from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Stop by our booth to find out more about the Future City program, test out SimCity designs, have fun with hands-on engineering experiments, and much more!  This year’s experiments will be related to this year’s theme: Rethinking Runoff…

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September 5, 2012

2012 Capital District Regional Winners - Acadia Middle School - Paradome

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