Nexgen is the masterplan for a sustainable city in Egypt. It will be the first in the world with zero emissions and able to generate more energy and food than it consumes: an energy paradise for its residents and for the "eco-tourists" who will visit it.
Nexgen will be a sustainable city in Egypt, built on an area of 580 hectares in the eastern district of Cairo. 35.000 people of various backgrounds will be able to live in 9.000 housing units. The project will create 10.000 jobs in food technology, clean energy, water treatment and waste management.
In other words: Nexgen will be a city with its own circular green economy.
Sustainable tourism in the true sense of the word
To the 10.000 jobs guaranteed by the same infrastructure of the city are added those linked to tourism and well-being. There will be a five-star eco-resort, facilities glamping, a visitor center for ecotourism and a nature reserve for land conservation and biodiversity. The planned medical facilities also aim to attract visitors: they will include clinics, rehabilitation centers and a village dedicated to autistic people.
Baharash Bagherian, founder and CEO of URB, the startup behind Nexgen, is no stranger to designing sustainable cities. This promises to be her masterpiece, because it is measured against several crucial issues: first of all, food insecurity, which affects a quarter of human beings.
Nexgen will host zero-kilometer food production chains, e special generators they will produce drinking water from the air.
Nexgen is the first, true city of the future
"Creating next-generation cities that provide food, energy and water as security is no longer a choice, it has become a necessity," Bagherian says.
Nexgen is the next evolution in sustainable cities. Cities that provide innovative multifunctional solutions to social, economic and environmental challenges, set better standards of sustainability and liveability.
The future, as always, is already here: it just needs to be distributed well.