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.
— 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
— 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.
— Misk Foundation | مسك الخيرية (@MiskKSA) November 14, 2021