The New Cities Foundation, a global non-profit organization that promotes cities as key drivers of progress, has welcomed Abdul Latif Jameel as its latest member.
The confirmation of membership comes as the two organizations work together on a new initiative to cut traffic congestion in major cities across Saudi Arabia.
Hassan Jameel, Deputy President and Vice Chairman of Abdul Latif Jameel Domestic, said: “Today, Saudi Arabia is undergoing a remarkable economic transition, underpinned by a bold Government plan that we fully support.”
“Improved urban planning has a huge impact on economic growth, and we look forward to working with New Cities Foundation on facilitating better urban environments in Saudi Arabia for a brighter future for generations to come.”
John Rossant, New Cities Foundation Chairman, said: “We are excited to be partnering with Abdul Latif Jameel and working closely with its social enterprise arm, Community Jameel, to power sustainable urban development across the globe.”
Founded in 2010, the New Cities Foundation aims to improve the quality of life in urban centers. Its other members include Google, Cisco, Ericsson, Citibank and Airbnb.