News | Jan 28, 2020 | Arora
Students Rethink Infrastructure for Resilient Future Cities
Arora was very proud to once again sponsor the Philadelphia Regional Future City Competition held on January 18, 2020. Future City is a national, STEM-based learning competition in which 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students team up to envision, design, and build a city that exists at least 100 years in the future.
Each year, the competition addresses a current sustainability issue. This year’s theme of “Future Resiliency” challenged participants to design a city that can guarantee a reliable water source for all its citizens.
The competition includes several phases:
- The design of a virtual city using SimCity software
- A narrative that describes the unique aspects of their city
- A city model, which students build to scale from recycled materials
- Developing a project plan
- A 7-minute presentation that allows each team to highlight what makes their city special
Thank you to Arora’s Allan Stock, AIA, who volunteered as a day-of judge, and Donna Guzewski, PE, LEED Green Associate, who volunteered as a mentor for All Saints Catholic School in Wilmington, the winners of “Outstanding First Year Team!” Congratulations to Lionville Middle School, the first-place winner in this year’s competition, and to Stratford Friends School, the winner of Arora’s “Rethinking Infrastructure for Future Resiliency” award. Congratulations to all the winners and participants!