“Many African cities will double in size over the next 20 years, and there is an assumption that brand new cities like Hope City are needed.” -Vanessa WatsonProfessor, University of Cape Town
The purpose of the city will be to offer commercial floor space for banks and shopping malls. The vertical city will have over 50,000 workers in the field of information and communications technology who will be engaged in the design and manufacturing of software and hardware for local consumption and export. The city will have apartments to house 25,000 inhabitants. The technology park will reside on a 100,000 square metre plot of land, and will have a total gross floor area of approximately 1,200,000 square metres. It is also expected to include a university, schools, a hospital, and sporting amenities.