A developer called "ReGen Villages" has located on the outskirts of Amsterdam a village of 25 houses capable of growing their own food, generating their own electricity and disposing of their waste away from the big cities and the pollution they entail.
This sustainable village aims to take advantage of all the technology that we have today to generate a sustainable and self-sufficient neighborhood, even being able to recycle its own water. "We can produce more organic food, cleaner water, more clean energy, and mitigate more waste than if we used the land to grow organic food," explains James Ehrlich, the CEO of the company.
The idea is that by taking advantage of technology and managing the land in a reasonable way, ReGen will reuse its waste, both from soil and energy, to continue developing life there.
The project will be inaugurated in 2017 on the outskirts of Amsterdam with a total of 25 sustainable homes although the idea is that they will grow to a total of 100. ReGen, has in mind to create more "ecovillages" in countries such as Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Germany in Europe and also, (if the project works), move it to the Middle East.
We still do not know if the project will be viable although it does not seem to have a bad approach. Will we get to see sustainable cities in Spain? Time will tell.