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And the Winner Is: ASLA CEO Announces Future City Competition Special Award Winner

Future City

On April 7, Torey Carter-Conneen announced the winner of ASLA’s Future City Competition Special Award, the Best Integration of Equity in Designing the Built Environment using Nature-Powered Solutions. Winners were the student design team at BHMS in Southern California.

Congratulations to 1st place winner, Al-Hadi School of Accelerative Learning in Houston, TX. Winners received $7,500 towards their school’s STEM program and a trip to space camp in Huntsville, Alabama.

Learn how your chapter can form a team for the 2022 Future City Competition!

  • Join your regional committee and help the program grow in your region.
  • Support your local Future City program. Mentors volunteer directly with student teams and share real-life STEM experiences, offer technical guidance, and help translate academic concepts to the real world of engineering and city design. Since this year is virtual, you can volunteer to be a STEM mentor no matter where you are located. Download the Be A Mentor flier for more information or register now!

Read more about ASLA’s sponsorship of the Future City Competition.

About the Future City Competition

The Future City Competition engages more than 45,000 middle school students each year throughout the United States and abroad. Teams of students worked for four months to complete five deliverables, which include a virtual city design (using SimCity), a 1,500-word essay, a scale model built from recycled materials, a project plan, and a presentation for judges at regional competitions.

ASLA Career Discovery and Diversity

  • Building strong community relationships
  • Developing quality resources for students, teachers and members
  • Partnering with educator and advising professionals
  • Exploring landscape architecture as a STEM discipline
  • Modeling effective outreach engagement for ASLA chapter adoption and implementation

Learn more about ASLA’s Career Discovery resources, including our Tools for PreK-12 Teachers web page, and join ASLA’s PreK-12 Educator Community of early-learning advocates. We also encourage visitors to save the date for ASLA’s first PreK–12 Summit DREAM BIG with Design, A Showcase of Landscape Architecture and PreK–12 Design Learning on Thursday, September 23 and Friday, September 24, 2021.

Have questions about ASLA’s Career Discovery resources and programing, contact Lisa J. Jennings, Manager, Career Discovery and Diversity at

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