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For Immediate Release
January 19, 2018

IPFW Hosts 2018 Future City Competition Regional Finals

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) will host the regional finals for the 2018 Future City® Competition on Saturday, January 20, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Walb Student Union.

This annual event invites middle school students from across Indiana to imagine, design, and build cities of the future. With the theme of The Age-Friendly City, 16 teams created future cities in large tabletop models. The teams will present and defend their cities to judges at the regional competition. The team that comes in first wins a trip to compete in the Future City National Finals in Washington, D.C., in February, paid for by National Future City and supplemented by a local sponsorship from Indiana Michigan Power.

The best time for members of the media to cover the event is from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Classic Ballroom, when the model viewing is open to the public and team members are available for interviews. The day will conclude with the awards ceremony at 2:45 p.m.

For more information, contact Carol Dostal at 260-481-6905 or

About Future City
Future City uses the engineering design process as a framework to guide students through the creation of their cities. Within this framework, students apply specific project management methods to keep their projects on track. This structure gives students a real-world learning experience they can apply to future challenges in school, work, and life.

Students spend approximately four months creating cities that exist at least 100 years in the future and represent the team’s solution to a citywide issue.