Future City Competition

St. John Lutheran School presenters (from left) Rebecca Oleskie, Paul Rosa and Justin Judd explain their city to the judges at Monday's Michigan Regional Future City Competition, held at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. WWJ photo / Matt Roush

Rochester School Earns Fourth Straight ESD Future City State Championship

Imagine a city where the vibrations of traffic charge batteries for electric cars, and where those cars can snap into trainlike mass transit. Those were among the ideas that St. John Lutheran School in Rochester used to design a city in China centures into the future. And that city was judged the best of 25 entries in Monday’s Engineering Society of Detroit’s 19th annual Michigan Regional Future City Competition.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/27/2014


Future City Competition Challenges Students To Fix Water Runoff Caused By Sandy-Style Disasters

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, officials and environmentalists were concerned about the pollution and damage the stormwater runoff would cause to the states surrounding the Chesapeake Bay. In an effort to avoid such problems in the future, participants in the Michigan Regional Future City Competition were challenged this year to design clean solutions to manage stormwater pollution.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/08/2013


Call for Future City Mentors and Judges

If you’re an engineer or other tech worker who would like to pay it forward, while having fun working with the next generation of inventive minds, the Engineering Society of Detroit has an opportunity for you.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/03/2012

Students Take Futuristic Look At Detroit

The engineers of the future gathered together Saturday at the Engineering Society of Detroit for a special student symposium to envision the future of Detroit 30 years from now.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/12/2011

The eventual winner of the Engineering Society of Detroit Future City competition, St. John School of Rochester, makes its pitch to the judges

St. John Lutheran Wins ESD Future City

St. John Lutheran School of Rochester won this year’s Michigan Regional Future City Competition, beating 40 other teams from throughout Michigan and the City of Detroit. The team, which created “Trinitas Avenir,” a future Detroit in […]


Michigan Future City Competition Seeks Mentors

The Michigan Regional Future City Competition sponsored and administered by The Engineering Society of Detroit is seeking mentors for the 2010-2011 competition. The ESD says it has more than doubled the number of participating schools, […]