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Las Vegas to get ‘first-of-its-kind’ high-tech $7.5 billion mini smart city

From AI and autonomous cars to ’supertrees’ and self-healing structures – you name it, Bleutech Park is set to have it.

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Bleutech Park Las Vegas will break ground in the Las Vegas Valley in December, with the developer claiming it will be a ‘first-of-its-kind’ digital infrastructure project.

 

The ‘mini-city’ will feature net-zero buildings with automated multi-functional designs, renewable energies from solar, wind, water and kinetic, autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality, Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, ’supertrees’ and self-healing concrete structures.

 

Technology showcase

 

Bleutech Park Las Vegas is sponsored by Bleutech Park Properties, Inc., a Real-Estate Investment Trust (REIT) that is supported by institutional investors and private equity investments. The project will cost more than $7.5 billion over six years.

 

Some of Bleutech’s strategic partners include construction contractor Martin-Harris Construction and technology company Cisco.

 

"Bleutech Park will redefine the mixed-use environment."

 

“Bleutech Park will redefine the mixed-use environment, featuring workforce housing, offices, retail space, ultra-luxury residential, hotel and entertainment while showcasing energy generation and storage, waste-heat recovery, water purification, on-site waste treatment and localised air cleaning, introducing a new high-tech biome to the desert valley,” Bleutech says.

 

On-site

 

Among the planned innovations include flooring systems that will capture and reuse kinetic energy throughout the park. Resources for heating, cooling, lighting and electricity will be harvested on-site. Bleutech Park buildings will be connected to a broader network of ‘supertrees’, enabling a 95 per cent reduction in imported water consumption.

 

Photovoltaic glass will be standard in all structures to capture solar energy, with the aim of zero-carbon emissions and 100 per cent grid-independence.

 

Unmanned aerial systems will be used in the construction of the park and wearable technology and robotics will also be used by workers. Biometrics are planned as a security measure.

 

Affordable housing

 

Bleutech says it is also tackling the affordable housing challenge, particularly for key workers such as nurses, police officers, teachers and fire officers.

 

"We look forward to playing an integral role in this ground-breaking initiative, which will deliver a one-of-a-kind experience to its guests and visitors. It will push the envelope of innovation and bring together technology solutions that once seemed like pure science fiction," said Mike Grigsby, with Cisco’s Smart+Connected Communities group. "The convergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart cities in a project like this challenges the way we define both of those solutions. It opens our thinking to what is truly possible and reveals just how expansive the connected communities concept really is."

 

Bleutech says it is also tackling the affordable housing challenge.

 

Bleutech estimates that the project will create over 25,000 jobs.

 

That’s a lot of buzzwords but the project is definitely one to watch.

 

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