Friday, March 26, 2010

Zero-Pollution, Zero-Waste City!

There is a fantastic Utopian place that is being planned close to the capital of the United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi. The Sustainable City that is named Masdar means "The Source" and is planned by the Architect Firm Foster + Partners (Go Gerard:). 

Solar power plants, 
Electric light-rail system (No cars, linked to the capital)
Desalination facility (80% more efficient than existing plants)
Recycled and purified wastewater (grow plants for bio fuel)
Wind Farm
A home for nearly 50,000 People

Just what we are waiting for!

Norman Foster said:
“The environmental ambitions of the Masdar Initiative – zero carbon and waste free – are a world first. They have provided us with a challenging design brief that promises to question conventional urban wisdom at a fundamental level. Masdar promises to set new benchmarks for the sustainable city of the future.”

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