Saudi MISK shares details on World’s 1st Non-Profit City Masterplan

By Arya M Nair, Intern Reporter
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Mohammed Bin Salman Nonprofit City
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The Saudi-based non-profit organization, Mohammed bin Salman Foundation ‘MISK’ has revealed details on the Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Nonprofit City masterplan, the first of its kind in the world.

The boundaries of the City are Wadi Hanifa, which lies to the north of the City, while the Irqah neighborhood lies to the south, along with the Western Ring Road. 

The City, which occupies an area of around 3.4 square kilometers, implements the Digital Twin model and will host academies, colleges, ‘MiSK Schools’, a conference center, a science museum, a creative center offering a space to support the ambitions of innovators in sciences and new generation technology such as AI, IoT and Robotics.

The commercial areas in the City are estimated to cover more than 306,000 square meters with the number of employees expected to reach approximately 20,000. Around 99,000 square meters have been allocated for retail, entertainment and food and beverages (F&B) outlets which will serve the residents and visitors of the City.

The City’s general masterplan includes residential areas with 500 villas and townhouses, as well as 6,000 apartments with multiple floor plans, accommodating around 18,000 residents.

The masterplan embodies a human-centered, advanced digital metropolis designed to be sustainable and pedestrian-friendly. The City will allocate more than 44 percent of the total area for green open spaces to enhance sustainable development.

It will serve as a global model for non-profit development and an incubator for youth and volunteer groups, as well as local and international non-profit organizations to shape the future of the Kingdom and the world, by encouraging learning and developing leadership skills among youth.

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