ALNAMA Smart City is planned to become a zero carbon destination, promoting sustainable living in a 10-square-kilometer community with various hubs, including residential, educational, commercial, tourism and medical.
Derived from the Arabic word ‘thrive’, Riyadh’s smart city is planned to provide 11,000 residential units for a population of 44,000 people. The 1,000-hectare development will create 10,000 jobs in various sectors, including green-tech industries to create a green circular economy for the city.
The project is masterminded by URB and provides the highest standards of social, environmental and economic sustainability. Various hubs will transform the city into a unique destination as well as an attraction for eco-tourists and medical tourists. The green-tech hub will provide an innovative ecosystem for urban-tech companies related to food, energy, water, waste, mobility and building materials.
ALNAMA is a new benchmark for future smart cities that will enable people, the planet and profit to thrive in balance
CEO of URB, Baharash Bagherian, who has masterminded designs of various sustainable cities including recently launched projects such as The Sustainable City in Yiti, The Sustainable City Yas Island, Nexgen Sustainable City and many more yet to be revealed, explains ALNAMA as the next evolution in smart cities.
“ALNAMA aims to be the next generation of the self-sufficient city, producing all the city’s renewable energy needs, as well as the resident’s caloric food intake on site. Biosaline agriculture, productive gardens, wadis and carbon-rich habitats are key features of the development’s innovative & resilient landscape design. The city was planned through the design of its landscape, rather than its buildings. This creates urbanism that is more socially inclusive, more economically valuable, and more sensitive to the environment.”
100% renewable energy, water recycling and waste recycling
Eco-friendly glamping lodges, eco resorts as well as a nature conservation centre are key components of the hospitality hub, which will promote ecotourism. An autism village, wellness centre and clinics within the medical hub will promote medical tourism.
Ultimately, ALNAMA will become a work, live and visit destination where people, the planet and profit can thrive in balance. It will become a new benchmark model for all future cities to be planned to promote greener economies that center around food, water, energy and waste.