Tuesday in CE: Bill Gates Wants to Build a Smart City in the Arizona Desert
While already-established metropolises around the world work to retrofit their streets and buildings to become smarter cities, the only real way a city can become legitimately connected is if it were basically built from scratch. Something tells me it’s a little too late to do that with a New York or Los Angeles at this point.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates apparently feels the same way.
According to a CNET report, a Gates-controlled investment firm recently bought a sizable chunk of land in the middle of the Arizona desert, which it’ll use to build a truly smart city. The space—roughly 25,000 acres located about 45 miles west of Phoenix—will be known as Belmont, and it could serve as the template for the development of sustainable cities built around technology.