Saudi Arabia's $500 Billion Renewable-Energy-Only Mega City
on 30 October 2017
Announced at the Future Investment Initiative, NEOM might just represent the next generation of urban planning. This future Saudi Arabian mega-city will cost $500 billion to build, connect to Jordan and Egypt and be powered completely by renewable energy (making it one of the largest cities in the world to run without fossil fuel). The first section of the 10,230-square-mile city is slated to be up and running by 2025. And as its proposal reflects advancement all around, one core goal here is to help the nation step away from reliance on money from oil exports.