Location: Saudi Arabia
About the Project
Green city was designed to direct urban DEVELOPMENT towards a sustainable city. This "Eco-City" design provides a solution for addressing eco management within a healthy and friendly environment.
We have done pioneering work in several of these initiatives such as Urban Water Resources Management, Pollution Control, Rain Water Conservation, Integrated (Solid) Waste Management, Eco-Tourism, Urban Planning/Eco-cities, towns and villages with Integrated and Sustainable Energy Management. Conversation programs include zero carbons, renewable energy through solar, wind, bio mass, and hydrogen, with the use of efficient materials to create bio climate comfort.
All residential and commercial buildings include schools and hospitals, are built with eco friendly materials, and create their own sustainable renewable energy solutions.
Our mission is to develop these cities or townships as one of its kind to aid the process of bettering lives for many generations to come.
If sustainable is the new way of living, this concept, layout, and design is the building blocks for how new cities, towns, and villages should be designed. This design applies its infrastructures to any existing city and can be any area or size.
The design calls for minimized land use with plenty of green areas. The infrastructure can accommodate rural areas and environments that have terrain. The plan allows for airport facilities and distribution centers for large vehicles to reduce their time and congestion in the inner city.
The design encompasses four sectors providing urban quarters that deal with life advancements in Technology, Medical, Education and, of course, Recreation, with a balance of mixed uses for support.
In each sector, we create a living and working environment with easy accessibility by pedestrian walkways, cycling routes, and transportation to reach all sectors.
Our goal is to make Green City energy efficient and environmentally friendly with green buildings, water recycling, local garbage and refuse management. Green City's goal is to reduce the use of automobiles and to encourage the use of renewable power sources such as wind, solar, and hydrogen fuel cells.
Cities of the world consume 75% of the world's energy and cause 75% of the world's pollution.
It is essential that we make Green City resource efficient. It will focus on recycling materials, reducing waste, conserving exhaustible energies, and tapping into renewable sources. It will embrace circular metabolism where consumption is reduced by implementing efficiencies and where re-use of resources is maximized.
Cities also have the greatest impact on the emissions of greenhouse gases. Whether it is the use of renewable sources of energy (such as solar or wind) or the use of biodegradable materials, Green city will attempt to have the lowest possible impact on the environment.
Objectives for Sustainability
Considering the long lifespan of buildings, settlement patterns for the future (Green Cities) need to be sustainable in the original sense, to ensure a basis of living for future generations. This urban development has to meet the main requirements for sustainability, that the rate of resource use is not greater than the rate of their regeneration, and that the rate of emission is not greater than the rate at which pollutants can be absorbed. This can be expressed in the objectives of:
- Minimizing the use of land, energy, and materials
- Minimizing the impact on the natural environment
Settlement patterns for the future need also to be livable to be attractive to the present generation. The equivalent objective is:
- Maximizing human well-being (quality of life)
To meet the standards for the environmental quality of urban settlement patterns is a necessary condition for a Green City; to meet the standards for quality of life is an additional condition for Green Cities as a better place to live.
Appropriateness for sustainable transport is an essential requirement for the sustainability of urban patterns. The main objective for this sector is:
- Minimizing transport demand
A main requirement for minimizing trans port demand is higher density (city of short distances), which contributes to minimizing land demands. Minimized transport demand results in minimizing material and energy consumption (for motorized means of transportation) as well as in minimizing the impairment of the natural environment and also the impairment of health and safety of the inhabitants (caused by transport, predominantly car-traffic), thus maximizing human well-being.
These interrelations show that a Green City offers many benefits ranging from personal convenience to global sustainability. All the actors involved - individuals, groups, and institutions - stand to benefit. A Green City offers more space for people in an attractive, safe, and quiet environment. It also has lower life cycle costs and is less costly in relation to repairing negative impacts on the environment and human health.
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