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World's 10 most innovative new city projects

Last updated on: July 31, 2012 09:00 IST

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These well planned and environment friendly city projects promise better urban living conditions. Here's a list of the 10 most innovative new and extended cities projects according to KPMG's Infrastructure 100: World Cities Edition.

Tianjin eco-city

The city is an ambitious economic collaboration between China and Singapore to pilot a more liveable alternative to some of the country's polluted megacities.

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The city is an advanced light rail system, solar energy and smart grid technology; promoters of the project hope that Tianjin Eco-city will one of the most remarkable cities in the world.

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Energy City, Qatar

Located just 20 kilometres north of Doha International Airport, Energy City Qatar is a new Middle Eastern business center catering to the commercial, technical and human resource needs of the global hydrocarbons industry.

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Energy City is set to be the region's first-ever fully integrated business hub for the energy sector. It aims to be the world's first entirely LEED-certified development.

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Masdar City

Masdar City, being constructed in Abu Dhabi could be a model city for the future.

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It will host the headquarters of the International Renewable Energy Agency and aims to be the world's first city with zero-carbon emissions, and 80 percent of water recycled.

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Fujisawa Smart Town

Fujisawa Smart Town will consist of 1,000 'green homes', with each being equipped with solar power units and fuel cells.

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Houses will be connected to a smart grid to manage supply and demand with an aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70 per cent compared to a typical Japanese town.

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Valle San Pedro

Valle San Pedro is a charter city and sustainable housing project being built near Tijuana, Mexico.

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This 13,000 hectare project developed by Urbi plans to house one million people by 2030.

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Ciudad Verde

Ciudad Verde in Colombia launching a housing model called macroproyectos, which aims to create small cities outside large urban developments in Bogota.

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The city will have hospitals, schools and hydroelectric power sources funded through public-private partnerships.

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Tysons Corner

Tysons Corner in Virginia was a sprawling office and retail suburb near Washington D.C.

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It has been transformed into a green city with sidewalk culture, local employment and local arts.

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Detroit Works Project

Detroit, once one of America's leading cities faces several social and economic problems.

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The Detroit Works Project is both a short and long-term planning initiative launched by Mayor Dave Bing to create a blueprint that redefines the physical, social and economic landscape of the city.

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Kartal Pendik Project

The Kartal Pendik Project will develop a new 'city centre' east of Istanbul on an abandoned industrial estate.

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The development, designed by Iraqi-born architect Zaha Hadid, will feature a business district, residential component, retail and a cultural centre.

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Kronsberg

The Kronsberg district in Hanover, Germany is a sustainable community that emerged in the late 1990s in connection with the Expo 2000.

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The city has high ecological standards, with buildings offering above average quality of accommodation and semi-natural open space design.



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