Q 1 - Why Do We Need To Change Now ?

First of all due to the increasing number of pilgrims, the government has already decided to expand Haram Masjid E Nabwi Sharif, secondly surroundings and structures around the Masjid E Nabwi Sharif are outdated so we need modern and latest structures with state of the art designs and planning to accommodate increasing number of pilgrims along with making their stay memorable and more comfortable without hassle. It is time to make this city a “First Holy Islamic Circular City”.

Q 2 - What is the circular city ?

It is a city with circular dynamics in design and nature in which we manage waste, commodities and energy in smarter and more efficient ways to utilize it again and again by recycling and resource management.

This can be more efficiently explained by the following animation

 Animation By : Peterborough DNA

Q 3 - What is Circular Economy ?

Mostly our economies are built on a linear approach for resources, i.e. acquire, consume, and at the end dispose. Whereas A circular economy is a regenerative system in which resource input and waste, emission, and energy leakage are minimized by slowing, closing, and narrowing energy and material loops. This can be achieved through long-lasting design, maintenance, repair, reuse, remanufacturing, refurbishing, and recycling.

Animation By : European Environment Agency Circular economy - The challenges and opportunities for business

Animation By : The Guardian

Animation By : Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Q 4 - Why do we need this type of circular city?

The Muslim population is increasing day by day, today if we will not take initiatives to overcome the scarcity of resources and land, then in very near future, we will face a problem which will not easy to solve at that time. We need smart cities with circular economies to overcome the emerging problems of this nation and population as well as the problem of pilgrims coming to this city.

In near future, the total count of pilgrims will increase by 60 million per annum and over 10 million in Hajj. So it is very much necessary to start planning for sustainable urban infrastructure which will make lives easier for a better future.

Q 5 - Why Madinah Munawarah Sharif As Smart And Circular City ?

Madinah Al Munawarah is the most beloved city in this world. People visit from all over the world. I have envisioned this Holy City as one of the most advanced, liveable sustainable beautiful city which will be pleasant to live and work in and which accommodate and entertain more pilgrims with state of art urban facilities and modern service networks. I believe that all resources for a liveable and sustainable city are available, but in order to solve urban challenges, we need to develop the right planning and approach to accomplish our goals.

Q 6 - What will be the City Of Madinah Al Munawarah / How it will look like ?

After becoming the first smart circular city, Madinah Al Munawarah will be the most advanced city with the green and smart environment, infrastructure, technology with to reusable resources. Technology plays an important role in the development of a smart city, but this is a not a goal itself. The main goal is to achieve an environment which is suitable and helpful for all the nationalities and class of people to make their visit easier and memorable. I don't want this city to be a city full of sensors, cameras, gadgets, billboard, bright lights and electronic signs just because we can, but it will be decorated with monuments, squares, green belts and walkways, open parks and lively neighbourhoods to increase livability.

Q 7 - What will be the Circular City Layout ?

1. The Haram Masjid E Nabwi Sharif will house the core of this expansion. It will be surrounded by one-way multi eight-lane road with parking and green belt.

2. The road will be covered by the tunnel designed for the movement of pilgrims which will connect Masjid with hotels and the rest of the structures.

3. Hotels surrounding the central Haram Sharif will be connected to the centrally air-conditioned elevated tunnel for the passage and walkways of pilgrims from the hotel to haram and vice-versa.

4. There will be multiple squares and monuments in the central region with ample covered space to sit relax and eat.

5. All the facilities will be available on the doorstep of hotels, for example, hospital, shopping centre.


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