Green city breaks ground

Construction will soon start for Abu Dhabi’s $15bn green city of the future.

The Masdar city is planned to be the world’s first zero-carbon, zero waste, car-free community of 50,000 people, mostly with scientific pedigrees.

Abu Dhabi is asking its oil customers to keep the investment money flowing. At least some of them are being put to good use. Hopefully the rest of the world will benefit from this project.

2 Responses to Green city breaks ground

  1. Michael O'Hare 26 November, 2009 at 6:18 pm #

    Thanks for the article on Masdar Doris. The question for me is will it become a city for people, or is it just about nice technology? I like what they’ve done in the city rated Britain’s most Sustainable City 2009 – Newcastle.

    Michael O’Hare

  2. Doris de Guzman 16 April, 2013 at 8:00 pm #

    Hi Michael,
    You got a point. Masdar City it seems is just a showcase city for now. Only those involved in the city’s development will actually live there I think.

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