This is how cities will look in the future – solar-powered, self-sufficient and fitted with a super-fast transport network

 
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Next year, the world's most futuristic city will be built between Los Angeles and San Fransisco.

Called Quay Valley, it will function using just solar power, be completely self-sufficient and transport its citizens using the fastest ever transport network.
The California-based company behind the idea is GROW Holdings, which develops green technologies and describes the plan as "a model town for the 21st century”.
“Quay Valley will be a place where every day the air is cleaner, the water is purer, the people are healthier, life is more abundant and residents are enriched by the culture,” it says on its website.
Construction is due to begin in 2016, with completion expected to take place in 2018. There will be around 25,000 homes for residents to live there.
The transport network is being built by Hyperloop Transport Technologies (HTT), and is referred to as “the fifth mode of transport” by its developers. It uses a vacuum environment to transport 28 people in a capsule at speeds as high as 760mph. The hope is that it will bring down the pollution released by normal forms of transport.
For the people who live there, one of the best aspects of the development might be the fact that they won't hay to pay for energy. "Citizens living there will basically not have an electricity bill," Dirk Ahlborn, chief executive of HTT, told the International Business Times.
"They're putting a lot of value towards sustainability and being eco-friendly and each home will have it's own solar cell, making it completely self-sufficient."

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