Monday, January 14, 2008

Masdar City: Most Advanced Sustainable Community in the World

"The world's first verifiably sustainable city is to begin construction in Abu Dhabi later this year," according to the WWF. "Masdar City - which will be zero-carbon, zero-waste and car-free - plans to exceed the requirements of the 10 sustainability principles of the One Planet Living programme, a global initiative launched by WWF and environmental consultancy BioRegional. It is expected this will make it a global benchmark for sustainable urban development. "

"A model of the Masdar City will be unveiled on January 21, at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi" and is expected to be completed and fully functioning by 2012. Masdar City is expected to be "the largest and one of the most advanced sustainable communities in the world."

1 comment:

G1bbs said...

Anybody know who won the design competition for the commerce building in Masdar? Was it Foster?

 
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