Saudi Arabia is working on revitalizing more than 20 cities, according to Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Climate Envoy Adel Al-Jubeir.
Speaking at “The Evolution of Urban Life” session at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday, Al-Jubeir said, “Saudi Arabia’s downtown project is revitalizing more than 20 cities to make them more environmentally friendly.”
He said the key to building socially vibrant, resilient cities is making them user-friendly, and attractive physically through planting and greening.
“The objective is for people to live wherever they want to live. The objective is to make life for individuals as productive, pleasant and efficient as possible, whether they live in a small town or a large metropolis like Riyadh or Jeddah. The objective is quality of life.”
He added that “Saudi Arabia's transformative giga projects are designed to create environmentally sustainable and socially resilient cities of the future.”
Speaking on NEOM, he said NEOM and The Line will revolutionize the way people look at cities and urban planning. “It’s thinking outside the box that has not been attempted before.”