China’s Self-Sufficient Smart City
Now for the spoiler paragraph. If you like surprises, we suggest you stop reading and watch the video multiple times. Firstly, we’ll see how this idea came into being. Especially how the cost of combating air pollution in the capital and the huge city populations factor in. Next, we delve into the award-winning, environmentally friendly design. Such as how the mixed-use community can produce its own energy and food if there’s a supply chain problem! Then, we’ll see how much the various features of Xiongan New Area cost as well as the project as a whole. Which makes the New Area one of the most expensive construction projects in the world! We’ll then see one of their facilities that recently opened, the railway station! The roof is covered in solar panels! Finally, we’ll briefly look at another upcoming city that’s currently being created, the King Abdullah Economic City in Saudi Arabia.