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Future City designed by Davidson IB Middle School wins National competition
Posted by Alison Trost on March 16, 2010 at 8:45 AM.

Eight middle school students from Davidson IB Middle School, Davidson, N.C., won the national championship for their future city of Mamohatra. They choose to locate this city on an island off the coast of Madagascar, using Mamohatra, the Malagasy word for “revival,” as the city’s name. (Malagasy is one of Madagascar’s official languages.)

The city was designed using SimCity software and in order to qualify for the competition the city must survive for 150 years or longer. The competition is judged on affordability, environmental impact and cost.

More than 33,000 students from 1,100 middle schools participated in the competition, which started last fall.

To see the winning team, click here.

To learn more about the competition, visit www.futurecity.org.


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