Saudi Arabia has plans to build a zero-carbon city, a city where there are no cars or pollution. Although the country is not always popular for social justice, freedom, or democracy, Saudi Arabia is offering the world a good example of how we should live in the future.
The country announced its plans to build carbon and traffic-free city for more than a million people. This plan spans 105 miles and features futuristic technology.
Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi maintained that the city, called The Line due to its long, thin shape and route along the coastline, will preserve a good percentage of the natural environment. This will serve as an economic engine for the Kingdom.
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We need to transform the concept of a conventional city into that of a futuristic one. By 2050, one billion people will have to relocate due to rising CO2 emissions and sea levels. 90 percent of people breathe polluted air.” Prince Mohammed
Construction will begin in the first quarter of 2021. Eventually, the city planned that a 105-mile network of automated transport powered by AI will transport a future population via four distinct districts (coastal, coastal desert, mountains, and upper valley) on the Kingdom’s Northwestern corner, on the coast of the Red Sea.
This Zero-carbon city plan is a technological wonderland where no cars will be available, no streets, and no pollution. The cost of such a plan will be about $200 billion, in which a good percentage will come from domestic funds and the remaining portion from foreign investment.
All the royal leaders in Saudi supported the project, with the Education Minister referring to it as “characterized by the principles of global humanity, economic diversity and artificial intelligence, and the enhancement of research and innovation opportunities for the future industry.”