CNN Business Arabic recently published a report on Sharjah Sustainable City, the first sustainable master-planned community in the emirate of Sharjah. The city is designed according to the three pillars of sustainability: social, environmental, and economic. In terms of environmental sustainability, the project includes high-tech facilities to implement urban farming, community gardening, and vertical farming. The city is equipped with renewable energy, treats wastewater, and recycles waste.
To encourage a sustainable lifestyle and mitigate environmental damage, Karim El-Jisr, Chief Sustainability Officer at Diamond Developers/Sharjah Sustainable City, highlights how the city is empowering its residents with facilities such as smart villas in sharjah equipped with energy-efficient appliances that help reduce utility bills and a network of walking and cycling paths to promote clean mobility to reduce carbon emissions.
Despite the high cost of sustainable living solutions, Sharjah Sustainable City works to maintain price competitiveness.
The success of this city is opening new doors to plan and develop more sustainable cities in the region.