XZERO is a planned sustainable community, providing a net zero carbon lifestyle for 100,000 residents, in balance with nature. The city will provide food & energy security whilst promoting a green circular economy in an eco-friendly live, work & visit destination.

The 1,600 hectare development is planned for the southern region of Kuwait to provide 30,000 residential units, as well as 30,000 green jobs, which will be created in various hubs such as medical, tourism, technology, educational, retail & entertainment.

XZERO will promote sustainable tourism through its various eco-friendly hospitality assets, including a 5-star eco resort and eco lodges. Edutainment attractions such as the utility park & nature conservation center will transform the city into a unique visitor attraction. The green-tech hub will promote a collaborative innovative environment in food, energy, water and waste tech. The medical hub will feature an autism village, wellness center & clinics. The educational hub will feature a nursery, school & an institute. Commercial hub will include indoor mall & flexible office spaces.

The masterplan was designed using passive design strategies, as well as green & blue infrastructure, to create a sustainable development which requires the least financial investment whilst providing the highest environmental gains. Active strategies & state-of-the-art technologies are integrated into the city to provide the highest standards of living through its smart city grid. The sustainability elements within the city are also highlighted as features within the landscape to serve as an educational tool.

CEO of URB, Baharash Bagherian, who has masterminded designs of various sustainable cities including recently launched projects such as AlNamaNexgen, The Sustainable City in Yiti, The Sustainable City Yas Island and many more yet to be revealed, explains the significance of XZERO as a new benchmark for future cities.

“The creation of sustainable cities that follow the highest standards of living with lowest impact on the environment is no longer a choice, it has become a necessity.

XZERO is planned with multi-functional holistic solutions that address the three key pillars of sustainability; social, economic & environmental.”

See more Projects from URB here: https://urb.ae/projects/

“The heart of this project is the unique resilient landscape, which is multifunctional and designed to promote health, wellbeing & biodiversity. The landscape is the social glue to the entire city, which will promote a vibrant neighborhood whilst connecting residents to all amenities within minutes. The landscape is integrated with wadis to enhance resilience & livability whilst also promoting variation of habitats for wildlife. The landscape is also productive, incorporating many different urban farming methods such as community gardens, bio domes, aquaponics, vertical farms & biosaline agriculture.”

The city is also designed and optimized in planning to be the most walkable city on earth. Primary & secondary walking networks are well shaded and connected with other modes of green transport such as cycling & electric buggies to offer residents the safest, most convenient & enjoyable travel to every aspect of the city. The city provides 35km of dedicated running and cycling tracks as well as a 9km of equestrian track which connects to the equestrian center.

The density was optimized to maximize the green space ratio, mitigating effects of rising temperatures and urban heat islands, thus creating a “cooler” environment. The mix use areas are strategically located in the heart of the project along with the highest density of residential units, to reduce the walking distances for most of the city dwellers.

Ultimately the city will provide the highest quality of life whilst protecting the environment for future generations. It will become a new benchmark for future cities to be planned in tune with nature, whilst promoting a greener circular economy.



  • 16 KM2
  • 100,000 residents
  • 30,000 residential units
  • 100% renewable energy
  • 100% water recycling
  • Smart self sufficient city
  • Car-free city
  • 35km dedicated running & cycling tracks
  • 9km dedicated equestrian track
  • Ecotourism, medical tourism & edutainment
  • Autism village & rehabilitation centre
  • State-of-the art education
  • Zero-waste city
  • Productive landscape

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *