Saudi Arabia has announced the creation of the world’s first non-profit city, which will be named after the country’s Crown Prince. The Prince Mohammed bin Salman Non-Profit City, which covers a total area of around 3.4 km, aspires to promote non-profit development on a global scale. According to the administration, the city will serve as an example for others around the world that want to build similar infrastructure, as well as an incubator for youth, volunteer groups, and non-profit organisations. The city is notably supported by the Misk Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in 2011.
The Crown Prince explained: “This will be the first non-profit city of its kind, which will contribute to achieving the goals of Misk Foundation in supporting innovation, entrepreneurship and qualifying future leaders by defining non-profit work in its internal operational concept and in terms of opportunities and youth training programs it will provide. In addition, the project will provide services that contribute to creating an attractive environment for all beneficiaries of the city’s offerings.”
Green open spaces would make up about 44% of the total land area as part of the Kingdom’s efforts to promote sustainable development
A theatre, art academy and gallery, a cookery academy, and a full-fledged residential complex will be included in the city. Green open spaces would make up about 44% of the total land area as part of the Kingdom’s efforts to promote sustainable development. Overall, the city would be more pedestrian-friendly. The city would be built in Riyadh’s Irqah neighbourhood, adjacent to Wadi Hanifa, according to a preliminary proposal.
“The announcement of Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Non-Profit City is led by the goal of creating a vibrant Saudi youth talent system to shape the future of the Kingdom and the world, by encouraging learning and developing leadership skills among youth. Details surrounding the development phases and progress of Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Non-Profit City will be announced in the coming months,” commented the Misk Foundation stated.