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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Masdar City: Sustainable, Self-Sufficient, Built Upon Sand

Masdar: the Shifting Goalposts of Abu Dhabi's Ambitious Eco-City

Patrick Kingsley | December 17, 2013

Seventeen kilometres south east of Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, Steve Severance should be sweating. His suit is dark. He wears a tie. The midday Sun hangs directly overhead. Yet Severance, 45, has not even begun to perspire. "It basically feels between 15C and 20C cooler here than downtown Abu Dhabi," he says, grinning behind his blue aviator sunglasses.

A city in progress. Source:


<more at; related links: (Masdar: Exploring Our Progress [documentary available from subscription service (Curiosity Stream video service)]) and (Masdar City); further: (Masdar Institute website)>

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