After Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, NEOM in Saudi Arabia, and YITI in Oman, a new sustainable city is being developed in Kuwait aiming to provide a net zero carbon lifestyle for 100,000 residents.
Indeed, XZERO City is a planned sustainable community, spanning 1,600 hectares in the south of Kuwait with 30,000 residential units and providing about 30,000 green jobs in diverse sectors such as medical, tourism, technology, and education among others.
The city will be incorporating urban farming technologies such as hydroponics, aquaponics, and vertical farms as explained by URB’s CEO, Baharash Bagherian.
“XZERO City is a new paradigm in green urban living and a new benchmark model for the next generation of sustainable cities. As a self-sufficient city, XZERO will provide all the resident’s caloric food intake on-site through its productive landscape. The city incorporates many different urban farming methods such as community gardens, biodomes, aquaponics, vertical farms & biosaline agriculture. The city will also harvest all the renewable energy needs locally whilst also recycling its waste and water on site. The creation of cities that follow the highest standards of sustainability is no longer a choice, it has become a necessity.”
The project is masterminded by URB and provides the highest standards of social, environmental & economic sustainability. The master plan was designed using passive design strategies, as well as green & blue infrastructure, to create a sustainable development that requires the least financial investment whilst providing the highest environmental gains.
CEO of URB, Baharash Bagherian, who has masterminded designs of various sustainable cities including recently launched projects such as AlNama, Nexgen, The Sustainable City in Yiti, The Sustainable City Yas Island and many more yet to be revealed, explains the significance of XZERO as a new benchmark for future cities.
At the heart of the project is a unique resilient landscape, designed to promote health, wellbeing & biodiversity. The multifunctional landscape is the social glue to the entire city and will connect residents to all amenities within minutes through its 44kms of dedicated green mobility tracks.
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