The Future City annual competition for middle school students begins with the question: how can we make the world a better place? Each year, a theme provides competing students with more focused direction and for 2018, the theme is “The Age-Friendly City.”
The Boston Globe covered the Massachusetts regional competition, which was held at the State Transportation Building in Boston.
According to the Globe, the goal, set by the national Future City team, challenged students to prove to the judges that their cities could promote civic engagement and cater to an aging population. Judges included Sara Ting of World Unity, Inc., Jan Mutchler of the Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging at University of Massachusetts Boston, and Emily Shea of Boston’s Elderly Commission.