Urban tech district

Dubai's Urban Tech District will be a living laboratory where innovation and entrepreneurship in urban technology will flourish together.

Located in Dubai's Al Jaddaf Creekside, the Urban Tech District will create 4,000 jobs in green urban technology, education and training. It will also host venture capital to fuel entrepreneurs, creating a unique collaborative urban technology ecosystem.

Nexgen sustainable city

Nexgen, a sustainable city designed by URB, will be the world's first climate-positive city, producing more energy and food than it consumes. The city is designed to provide food, energy and water security while also creating a green economy.

The 580-hectare sustainable city, planned for the eastern district of Cairo, Egypt, will provide 9,000 housing units for 35,000 residents. The project will create 10,000 jobs, most of which will focus on green technology industries such as food, energy, water and waste, creating a circular green economy for the city.


ALNAMA is planned to become a smart, carbon-free destination. The city will promote sustainable living in a 10 square kilometre community, with various nodes including residential, educational, commercial, tourist and health centres.

The smart city of Riyadh is planned to provide 11,000 housing units for a population of 44,000. The 1,000 hectare development will create 10,000 jobs in various sectors, including green technology industries, to create a green circular economy for the city.


Oxagon will be a place where innovators and entrepreneurs can accelerate the development of ideas from lab to market, and a city where people come together to live, work and play in thriving communities. Its fully automated, next-generation port will offer unparalleled connectivity to global markets, enabled by an integrated physical and digital supply chain.

Oxagon will be a catalyst for economic growth and diversity in the NEOM and will help redefine the way the world approaches industrial development in the future, protecting the environment while creating jobs and growth.


Trojena will be an iconic, world-class destination that combines natural and developed landscapes - offering a unique, people-centred experience for residents and visitors alike. The destination will be home to six distinctive development districts, with a focus on personalised experiences combining real and virtual architectural and engineering innovations. This will create a destination unlike any other in the world.

Smart hub

Three Hungarian companies, PLATIO Solar, Rollin and Kuube, have developed a unique urban solution: a micro-mobility station with green energy and smart features. The three products create a smart urban point that can reform urban transport, not only making it sustainable and green, but also providing a community experience for users. The unique feature of the service is that it does all this locally, using solar energy generated by paving stones.

The line

THE LINE is a civilisational revolution that puts people first, offering an unprecedented urban experience while preserving the surrounding nature. It redefines the concept of urban development and what the cities of the future should look like.

There will be no roads, no cars, no emissions, and it will be powered by 100% renewable energy, with 95% of the land reserved for nature. Unlike traditional cities, they will prioritise people's health and well-being over transport and infrastructure. It is only 200 metres wide, but 170 kilometres long and 500 metres above sea level.


In line with the principle of reuse and recycling, MOL and the University of Pannon (Veszprém) have developed a new type of chemically stabilised rubber bitumen as a new type of road construction binder through years of research and development.

The product is of significant value to the national economy, as it is an environmentally friendly way of recycling used tyres in a value-creating way.
The main benefits of rubber bitumen are:

Sand battery

The world's first sand battery has been built in Finland. This new system could be the key to clean renewable energy. It is a 7-metre high steel tank consisting of 100 tonnes of construction sand, two district heating pipes and a fan. The system will become a battery once the electricity generated by the wind turbines and solar panels heats the sand to 600 degrees Celsius. The tank is filled with 100 tonnes of low-grade construction sand. The system includes a fan to circulate the air and two district heating pipes.

Printed adobe yurt

The fire juggler couple, Krisztina and Krisztián, have chosen eco-architecture as the reason for starting their 3D adobe house printing project. Social responsibility and sustainability led them to self-sufficiency, of which eco-architecture is a part. 

The couple started to take a more serious interest in 3D printing when they started to use new materials, not just concrete. The ecological footprint of adobe is very small, and under ideal conditions it can be worked largely from subsoil, which does not need to be transported.