Scoring: Up to 70 points
Duration: Approximately 40 to 60 hours
Deadline: January 21, 2017

Students build a physical model of a section of their city using recycled materials. In addition to showcasing their city of the future, the City Model must also show the solution to this year’s challenge. The physical model must have a least one moving part, be built to scale, and may not exceed the $100 expense budget.

Engineers, architects, scientists and city planners all use models to help them communicate their ideas, share their research, and predict the success of their design. Emphasize that the ideas represented in their City Model should be in alignment with their City Essay and reflect what they learned as they designed their Virtual City. Students must decide upon the area of their city that will best showcase their solution to this year’s challenge as well as, the overall vision that they have for their city.

For more information and resources see this year’s Program Handbook, page 25.