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Why I admire Saudi Arabia’s monstrous new city

Sam Kriss on Saudi Arabia’s $1 trillion eco-city

8 October 2022

9:00 AM

8 October 2022

9:00 AM

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia wants me to know that it is building a new city. Its adverts follow me around the internet. ‘Imagine a traditional city and consolidating its footprint, designing to protect and enhance nature.’ I’m imagining. Their city ‘will be home to nine million residents, and will be built with a footprint of just 34 square kilometres.

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