Building a city from scratch is not new, but it doesn't happen frequently. Hungary is planning to build a $1.1 billion green-powered town on a barren strip of Danube flood plain in the northwest part of the country. The Hegyeshalom-Bezenye project will be the size of about 500 soccer pitches and include housing, schools, shopping and more.
The carbon-neutral town will use mailing solar and biogas power. It will also employ a sustainable water management policy to avoid lowering the water table. The town will be cooled by geothermal plants. Developers hope the new town will serve as a model for other conversion sites looking to make the switch to clean energy.