King Mohammed VI Green City (Ville Verte Mohammed VI), Morocco, Africa
 
 
Year2010latitude: 32° 13'
longitude: -7° 56'
Period2010-2040
Initiator(s)The Office Cherifien des Phosphates, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Planning organization
Nationality initiator(s)French, Moroccan, American
Designer(s) / Architect(s)
Design organization
Inhabitants
Target population120,000
Town website
Town related linkshttp://www.newcitiesfoundation.org/cityquest-mohammed-vi-green-city-morocco -designed-development-engine-incubator-research-hub/
http://www.greenprophet.com/2012/11/morocco-mega-green-city/
http://www.urbangateway.org/content/news/first-green-city-morocco-one-proje ct-africa
http://allafrica.com/stories/201211100002.html
http://www.lemag.ma/english/Mohammed-VI-Green-City-Sustainable-Development- Megaproject_a2616.html
https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2012/11/67483/ocp-to-establish-world-class -university-in-mohammed-vi-green-city-4/
http://www.ene.com/Projects/mohammed-vi-green-city-morocco
http://www.ocpgroup.ma/sustainability/green-cities
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMa0bV-Jvxw
Literature

type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New-Town-in-Town
Satellite
New Town
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy
Capital
Decentralization
Industrialization
Resettlement
Economic
 


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The plan for the Green City King Mohammed VI was established in September 2010, with the aim to ensure the transformation of the town of Benguerir from a simple transit point to a real urban center able to connect the north and the south of the Kingdom.
The future green urban settlement would represent a precursor in the African continent focused on the research and development in the technological and environmental sustainability field. It will provide Morocco of an important position in the competitive international scenario.
This project carries great expectations but also challenges to be faced: how to deal with the existing population of Beneguerir, struggling with an high unemployment rate; how to develop and guarantee the necessary financial structure, attract new investments and obtain government support and, above all, how could it negotiate with the Moroccan Authority of Renewable Energy to get the necessary regulations to generate city own power, in order to become a real “Green City”.

source: http://www.newcitiesfoundation.org/

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