Rwanda has partnered with the Royal Institute of British Architects to seek potential urban and architectural design consultants for the proposed Green City project in Kigali.
The $5 billion project is expected to be developed on 600 hectares located in Kinyinya sector in Gasabo district, and s partly funded by Germany government and the Green Climate Fund.
It intends to play a pivotal role by linking affordable housing, and help establish new standards for sustainable urban development that can be replicated elsewhere.
According to the officials, “Green City Kigali” has been proposed in line with addressing challenges brought about by housing affordability, supply and urban expansion.
“The ambition is for Green City Kigali to become a transformative project, which by linking affordable housing with climate change, adaptation, and mitigation measures will help establish new standards for sustainable urban development that can be replicated elsewhere in Rwanda and beyond,” Julia Davies, business manager at RIBA.
The first-ever green city in Rwanda is expected to have clean technology such as electric vehicles, renewable energy, biogas plants, sustainable waste treatment, urban forests and mini-factories with clean and innovative technology.
While the feasibility study is undertaken by Rwanda Green Fund, engineering and architectural division of the city is supported by a European company namely Sweco, the European leading engineering and architecture consultancy companies, to carry out a feasibility study of the ambitious project.