Future City Competition 

CPS students design city systems that conserve and reuse water.

February 02, 2009

Students from 18 Chicago public schools recently competed in the National Engineers Week Future City Competition, presenting city design systems that conserve and reuse water. More than 120 Illinois students competed in the event.


Participating Chicago public schools were as follows:

  • Bond Elementary School
  • Carter G. Woodson Middle School
  • Coonley Elementary School
  • Hayt Elementary School
  • Haines Elementary School
  • Jesse Sherwood Elementary School
  • Keller Regional Gifted Center
  • Marquette Elementary School
  • Montefiore Special School
  • Nettelhorst Elementary School
  • Newton Bateman Elementary School
  • Perspectives Charter School - Joslin Campus
  • Perspectives/IIT Math and Science Academy (pictured)
  • Pulaski Fine Arts Academy
  • Stone Scholastic Academy
  • University of Chicago Charter: Woodson Campus
  • W.H. Taft Academic Center
  • Daniel Webster Elementary School


Future City, sponsored by the nation’s professional engineering community, aims to stir interest in science, technology, engineering and math among young people. Students work in teams under the guidance of a teacher and a volunteer engineer mentor to design and build a city of tomorrow.


Future City competitions are being held this month in 39 regions across the country. First-place winners from each qualifying regional receive a trip to the 17th annual Future City National Finals in Washington, D.C., from Feb. 16 – Feb.18, during National Engineers Week. The national grand prize is a trip to U.S. Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala. 


Learn more about Future City Competition .