Saudi Arabia Will Be Building The World’s First Nonprofit City Near Riyadh
Showing the world how it’s done.
Saudi Arabia’s magnanimity is well known, and now the country is taking this legacy forward by building an entirely new city dedicated to non-profits. Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman unveiled the new city, which would be built near Wadi Hanifa in the Riyadh neighborhood of Irqah.
It’s been dubbed “Nonprofit Silicon Valley” by some.
Saudi nonprofit Silicon Valley is coming; humanizing the future of technology 🇸🇦🇸🇦🇸🇦#مدينة_محمد_بن_سلمان #Mohammed_bin_Salman_City
— فهد العجلان (@FahadAlajlan) November 14, 2021
The new city will be called the Prince Mohammed bin Salman Nonprofit City.
HRH Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announces the establishment of the first non-profit city globally. The city will contribute to achieving the innovation goals set by the Misk Foundation (@Misk_Global) and will be a model for developing the non-profit sector. pic.twitter.com/63R52iWOeh
— Saudi Arabia (@saudiarabia) November 14, 2021
It will devote about 44% of the total area to green open spaces in order to encourage sustainable development. Now, that sounds like a nice place to live in.
سمو #ولي_العهد يُعلن إنشاء أول مدينة غير ربحية في العالم بحي عرقة في الرياض بهدف تطوير قطاع العمل غير الربحي
HRH the Crown Prince announces the establishment of the first non-profit city in the world in Riyadh in #SaudiArabia with the aim of developing the non-profit sector pic.twitter.com/6ZtXr2hWdb
— Reflect ريفليكت (@Reflect_AR) November 14, 2021
Academies, colleges, ‘Misk Schools,’ a conference center, a scientific museum and a creative center will be housed in the new city. An arts academy, an art gallery, a performing arts theater, a play area, a cookery academy, and an integrated residential complex will also be built here.
Learn about #Mohammed_bin_Salman_City which will redefine non-profit work, create an attractive environment for beneficiaries and drive global community contributions. pic.twitter.com/SQkqxd7NKM
— Misk Foundation | مسك الخيرية (@MiskKSA) November 14, 2021