Cities and Urbanization

Saudi Arabia is building a mega-city that will run on 100% renewable energy

A view of the King Abdullah Financial District in the Saudi capital Riyadh at sun set October 9, 2013. The district, currently under construction, is planned to consist of 42 buildings offering 900,000 square metres of office space, according to local media reports. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser (SAUDI ARABIA - Tags: BUSINESS CITYSCAPE REAL ESTATE CONSTRUCTION) - GM1E9AA01B702

To boost its economy, Saudi Arabia is planning to build a $500 billion mega-city powered completely by renewable energy. Image: REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

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