Bill Gates to build a Smart City in Arizona’s desert

Bill Gates

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has purchased nearly 25,000 acres about 45 miles west of Phoenix, USA, to build a Smart City.

Gates idea is to prepare the Smart City to be known as ‘Belmont’ by integrating technology into its residents’ lives.

“Belmont will create a forward-thinking community with a communication and infrastructure spine that embraces cutting-edge technology, designed around high-speed digital networks, data centers, new manufacturing technologies and distribution models, autonomous vehicles and autonomous logistics hubs,” an investment firm controlled by Gates said in a statement.

India has already announced its Smart Cities Mission whereby 100 cities will be build using the ICT. India has already selected 90 cities so far.

The land was purchased for $80 million and will host  80,000 residential units, with more than 3,800 acres for office, commercial and retail space, 3,400 acres of open space and 470 acres for public schools.

Tags
Show More

Related Articles

Back to top button
Close