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The Crown Prince and Chairman of the Board of Directors of NEOM, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, launched the “The Line” city in NEOM, which is a model for what urban societies can be like in the future, and a scheme that ensures a balance to live with nature.
In his speech on the occasion of the launch, the Crown Prince said that over the ages, cities were built to protect people in narrow spaces, and after the Industrial Revolution, cities were built to place the machine, the car and the factory before mankind.
He stressed that the cities that claim to be the best in the world, where people spend years of their life in order to move, and this period will double in 2050, and one billion people will be displaced due to high carbon emissions and rising sea levels.
“Why do we accept that we sacrifice nature for the sake of development? Why do 7 million people die annually due to pollution? Why do we lose one million people annually due to traffic accidents? Why do we accept that years of human life are wasted in transportation?” He asked.
He pointed out that they need to renew the concept of cities into future cities, and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of NEOM he introduces “The Line”, a million-strong city with a length of 170 km that preserves 95% of the nature in NEOM lands, adding: “It will be zero cars, zero streets, and zero. Carbon emissions. “