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Bill Gates Purchases 25,000 Acres of Land for Smart City in Arizona

16:00 - 14 November, 2017
Bill Gates Purchases 25,000 Acres of Land for Smart City in Arizona, Arizona desert. Image © Flickr user extra zebra. Licensed under CC BY 2.0
Arizona desert. Image © Flickr user extra zebra. Licensed under CC BY 2.0

An investment firm run by Microsoft founder Bill Gates has paid $80 million for 25,000 acres of Arizona desert to serve as the site of a new “smart city.” To be known as Belmont, the city will be made up of 80,000 residences, as well offices, retail spaces and civic amenities such as schools and police stations. The city will serve as a test ground for the latest in logistical and infrastructural technologies.