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Forest City, Malaysia

These billion-dollar cities are straight out of science fiction, and they will soon become a reality

The technologies in these billion-dollar megaprojects rival science fiction.
A rendering of Quayside.

There’s a battle brewing over Google’s $1 billion high-tech neighborhood, and it could have major privacy implications for cities

After announcing its plan to collect data from citizens in public places, Sidewalk Labs has endured criticism from local residents and data experts.
A rendering of New Clark, a planned city for the Philippines.

The Philippines is planning a $14 billion ‘pollution-free’ city that will be larger than Manhattan

The Philippines has unveiled designs for a futuristic city called New Clark. Plans for the $14 billion development — which will be larger than Manhattan — call for drones, driverless cars, a giant sports complex, and plenty of green space.
A satellite photo of Buckeye, Arizona, a town near the planned parcel for Bill Gates' "smart city."

Bill Gates’ investment group spent $80 million to build a ‘smart city’ in the desert — and urban planners are divided

Business Insider spoke with several urban planners about Bill Gates' investment in land for a smart city in the Arizona desert.

Bill Gates just bought 25,000 acres in Arizona to build a new ‘smart city’

Through the investment firm Belmont Partners, Gates has committed $80 million to build a "smart city" that houses autonomous vehicles and high-speed internet.

These 10 cities are the most prepared for the future

EasyPark Group's 2017 Smart Cities Index reveals which cities are excelling at things like public transit, sustainability, and Wifi.