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Bill Gates will build a "smart city" in Arizona

Billionaire Bill Gates will invest 80 million dollars to build a "smart city" in Arizona (United States), with an area of ​​about 100 square kilometers and 80,000 residential units, local media reported today.

Phoenix (US), Nov 13 (EFE) .- Billionaire Bill Gates will invest 80 million dollars to build a "smart city" in Arizona (United States), with an area of ​​about 100 square kilometers and 80,000 residential units, local media reported today.

The city, which will be called Belmont and will be located about 45 miles west of the state capital, Phoenix will have fifteen square kilometers allocated to industrial, business and commercial space and two more dedicated to public schools.

Gates will make this investment to Through a firm called Belmont Partners, which indicated in a statement that the city will have a "communications infrastructure and infrastructure that incorporates technology tip. "

Belmont will be designed around high-speed digital networks, data centers, new manufacturing technologies and distribution models, autonomous vehicles and autonomous logistic centers.

This new city would be located next to a highway that would connect the cities of Reno and Las Vegas (Nevada) with the Mexican border in Nogales.

Jorge Garcia, president of the Association of Businessmen in Arizona, told Efe today that it is a very attractive state for this type of investment because it has large open spaces where you can establish large projects, although you still have to wait to know the details of the plan.

"They are still studies that are doing, there is nothing in concrete, we must be vigilant in the coming days about how it will be developed, both economically, the impact on the environment, construction, among others, "he said.

For its part, Belmont Properties indicated that the new location will "transform a blank slate into a city built especially for a flexible infrastructure model."

Belmont is not the first "smart city" project in Arizona, where Arcosanti, a community of artists and professionals who merge architecture and ecology in a project, is located in the middle of the desert experimental created decades ago by the Italian Paulo Soleri.

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