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Why a billionaire thinks he can build a sustainable city in the middle of the desert

The Arizona desert could be the home of a new, proposed sustainable city.

Billionaire Marc Lore wants to build his city, called Telosa, which he envisions as upwards of 150,000 acres, using environmentally-friendly architecture and a “water system that is resistant to drought.”

He hasn’t picked a spot for it yet, but Arizona, Nevada and Utah seem to be among the possibilities.

Adina Solomon, a freelance journalist based in Atlanta, has written about this idea. The Show spoke with her to learn what Telosa is and what’s it all about.

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.