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Saudi Arabia has revealed details of a plan to found a 200m wide, 500m high and 170km long city called The Line, which is expected to house 9 million people and be 100% powered in a renewable way.
Although it intuitively seems that these plans are to remain plans and nothing more for the foreseeable future – because a project as large and innovative as The Line will certainly take a long time to achieve – talk of a “civilizational revolution” is bound to attract the attention of innovators around the world.
Alluding to clear and unlimited possibilities for technological innovation, The Line also alludes to the potential for innovative ways of collaboration between operators in all fields of science and technology.
A very intriguing concept indeed.
“When launching The Line last year, we embarked on a civilizational revolution that puts humans first based on a step-change in urban planning. Revealed designs for vertical communities in the city will challenge traditional flat, horizontal cities and create a model for nature to preserve and improve human livability.We cannot ignore the livability and environmental crises facing our world’s cities, and Neom is at the fore. “vanguard in providing new and imaginative solutions to address these issues. Neom remains one of the most important projects of Saudi Vision 2030”
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