Students from Edlin School Win National Award for Designing City for the Elderly

A six-member team from Edlin School beat 43 other teams this week in a national competition where students design an aging-friendly city.

The Future City Competition challenges students from around the country to create a city. This year’s topic pushed students to design a city that helps the elderly remain active, independent and engaged.

More than 40,000 teams from across the country entered in the competition. Students from the Reston school created Halona, a city modeled after Richmond.

The city, also known as the “city of happy fortune,” solved the problem of limited mobility, few independent living options and little access to transit. Students proposed multi-generational housing, a new transit system with foldable seats and ultra-haptic sensors, a passover tram and an adopted senior program, a housing initiative that pairs seniors with college students.

The students’ complete presentation at the competition on Tuesday is below:

Photo via Future City

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