How Kids Would Make Age-Friendly Cities

We know that streets are complete when they are safe for an 8-year-old or an 88-year-old…and the future is our children.  These kids at a nj competition are taking the opportunity to think outside the box and design age-friendly cities.

“By 2060, if not before, the United States is expected to have twice as many people over 65 than today, rising to nearly 24% of the population. Will our cities be livable for them? Maybe so, if their leaders follow some of the ingenious and thoughtful ideas that sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders presented at the Future City regional competition I attended in Piscataway, N.J. on Saturday.

Future City is an annual, project-based learning experience from DiscoverE, a volunteer movement aiming “to inspire the next generation of engineers and innovators.” It starts with a question for middle schoolers: How can we make the world a better place?”

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