Building Tomorrow: 10 Cutting-Edge Futuristic Cities Redefining Urban Living

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Building upon our evolving world and responding to the challenges of population growth and climate change, cities worldwide are undergoing transformative development. Governments, entrepreneurs, and technology companies are collaborating with leading architects and designers to reimagine urban spaces and redefine the way people interact with them. 

Here are 10 innovative futuristic cities that are reshaping our urban landscapes. 

The Line, Saudi Arabia 

Designers: Morphosis Architects 

The $500 billion Neom project in Saudi Arabia introduces The Line, an extraordinary 170-kilometer-long skyscraper. Designed by Morphosis Architects, it will be the world’s largest structure, emphasizing walkability, zero-carbon emissions, and a high-speed transport system connecting its two 490-meter-tall buildings. 


New Administrative Capital, Egypt 

Designers: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill 

Part of Egypt’s 2030 Vision, the New Administrative Capital, 45 kilometers east of Cairo, aims to house up to seven million people. The privately funded project spans 700 square kilometers and includes districts, mosques, churches, solar energy farms, and one of the world's largest urban parks. 

Egypt was one of the countries that set up its pavilion at the 2023 International Property Show in Dubai, and one of the main sectors that has consistently attracted investment is its real estate industry, particularly its residential segment. 


Chengdu Future City, China 

Designers: OMA 

Chengdu Future City in China challenges conventional urban planning with a smart mobility network using automated vehicles. OMA's design emphasizes pedestrian-friendly zones within a 10-minute walk, featuring an international education park with landscaped terraces that extend the natural landscape. 

The International Property Show 2024 plans to bring Chinese investors and Chinese real estate builders and developers to Dubai to find suitable investment opportunities and showcase their best projects. 


Akon City, Senegal 

Designers: Bakri & Associates Development Consultants 

Conceived by singer-entrepreneur Akon, Akon City in Senegal aims to be an eco-friendly, renewable energy-powered smart city. Described as a "real-life Wakanda," it plans large skyscrapers, shopping malls, parks, universities, and a technology hub, utilizing blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies. 

IPS 2024 will host the technology sector linked to the real estate industry at IPS PropTech. The February 27-29 show next year at the Dubai World Trade Centre is your chance to witness what the future holds for the real estate industry across the globe. 


Telosa, the US 

Designers: Bjarke Ingels 

Telosa, a proposed city in the US desert by billionaire Marc Lore, envisions a "15-minute city" where all amenities are a short commute away. With a planned population of five million by 2050, Telosa aims to be the most sustainable city, prohibiting fossil fuel-powered vehicles and prioritizing residents' quality of life. 

At IPS 2024, you can get the chance to meet representatives from the United States of America, and Canada. Investors and projects from the US and Canadian markets will be one of the key highlights at the 20th edition of the world-famous property extravaganza in Dubai. 


Woven City, Japan 

Designers: Bjarke Ingels Group 

Toyota's Woven City, at the base of Mount Fuji, is one of the world’s first smart cities. It serves as a fully autonomous community, testing technologies like automated driving, robotics, and AI. The city, sustainable and powered by hydrogen fuel cells, features pedestrian streets and wood-based construction to reduce its carbon footprint. 


Floating City, the Maldives 

Designers: Waterstudio 

Responding to rising sea levels, the Maldives Floating City is designed to be climate-resistant. With 5,000 low-rise floating homes on hexagonal structures, it aims to house 20,000 people by 2024, adapting to and working with rising sea levels. 

All the innovations and developments in the real estate sector will be on show at the 2024 International Property Show, a golden chance to take a peek into the future of the real estate industry in the UAE and the world. 


Amaravati, India 

Designers: Foster + Partners 

Amaravati, the new administrative capital of Andhra Pradesh in India, prioritizes sustainability with at least 60% greenery and water. Inspired by Lutyens’ Delhi and Central Park in New York, the city incorporates the latest technologies, including photovoltaics for electricity conversion. 


Nusantara, Indonesia 

Designers: Urban + practice 

Indonesia's plan to move its capital to East Kalimantan results in Nusantara, a sustainable city with eco-friendly construction and renewable energy. While facing concerns about potential damage to rainforests, the project aims to boost economic growth and alleviate pressure on Jakarta. 

All the emerging trends of the real estate industry will be discussed at the 20th edition of IPS, where the world will converge to seek investment opportunities in the global real estate markets. 


BiodiverCity, Malaysia 

Designers: Bjarke Ingels Group 

BiodiverCity, a sustainable city on artificial islands off Penang Island, Malaysia, focuses on coexistence with nature. Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, it embraces natural materials, car-free environments, and a planned autonomous water, air, and land public transportation network, making it a global travel destination. 

Join us at IPS 2024 and exhibit your winning projects, widen your business network, expand your market, learn valuable industry insights, and see the latest trends and the most exclusive deals on your dream properties. 


Source: The National