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Old May 8th, 2007, 05:32 PM   #1
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ABU DHABI | Green City Development News

Abu Dhabi is aiming to build the first city in the world that will add no carbon pollution to the atmosphere and will generate no waste.

The six square kilometre integrated energy science and technology community, which is due to open by the end of 2009, will be located in the heart of the UAE capital.

It is being developed by the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, a joint venture between the Abu Dhabi government and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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As well as housing the Masdar institute and housing for its employees, the green city will also host a science museum and will offer commercial space for other local and international companies that are working on the development of advanced energy and conservation technology.

Masdar CEO, Sultan Al Jaber, described the project as a world first. "This is a true alternative energy cluster. Here you will find researchers, students, scientists, business investment professionals, and policy makers all within the same community.

"It will be a living example of sustainable development that will position Abu Dhabi and Masdar at the forefront of intelligent resource utilisation.

"It will combine the talent, expertise and resources to enable the technological breakthroughs necessary for truly sustainable development."

The city will be more than a research and development park. It will also practice what it is preaching. Cars will be banned from the area; replaced by a public rapid transport system.

Shaded walkways and narrow streets will create a pedestrian friendly environment even in the extreme summer heat of Abu Dhabi.

Surrounding land will contain wind, photovoltaic farms, research fields and plantations, enabling the city to be entirely self-sustaining.

The city will provide up to 1500 companies with an attractive package of incentives, including a one-stop-shop program of government services, transparent laws,100% foreign ownership, tax-free environment, intellectual property protection and proximity to nearby manufactures, suppliers and markets.

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Old May 8th, 2007, 09:54 PM   #2
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incredible project
it maybe expend much money to carry out this great project!
nice
it will be a good example for all over the world if it has succeed.
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I'm surprised that the Middle East isn't building huge fields of solar panels.

This does sound like a cool project though.
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I dont know if the FIRST in the world, in California theyre planning a green city....which will hold 150,000 residents, and cover 13 sq. miles...
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Maybe they are refering specifically to that it will be a city developed for scientific research alongside commercial developement of alternative energy sources.

Any link to info on the california green city? Im doing a paper on the anthropogenic greenhouse effect and solutions to it so any inspiration is helpful. Thx.
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Maybe they are refering specifically to that it will be a city developed for scientific research alongside commercial developement of alternative energy sources.

Any link to info on the california green city? Im doing a paper on the anthropogenic greenhouse effect and solutions to it so any inspiration is helpful. Thx.


Well i cant find the link for the proposal,but if i find it ill tell u, but what i know its that its goin to be a 100% solar power city,it will be called Quay Valley, with green spaces, , all the waste will be reclycled, all the residents will drive fuel efficient/ hybrid cars, which the developer is talkin to GM and Ford.Also a large techonology and research complex will be proposed along with a university campus.

These are some short eco-friendly descriptions of the project...

"He said streams and reservoirs created in the community would allow flexibility to meet water demands. The developers say conservation measures, including the use of large solar panels to shield ponds and reduce evaporation, would result in 66% less water consumption than in a typical similar-sized community."

"No one would pay electric bills because solar power — including three 100-acre solar arrays — would produce 600 megawatts of power, enough to supply the city and export power to Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for use elsewhere in California."

"People could commute to jobs via water taxi, plying a 300-foot-wide stream meandering about eight miles through groves and neighborhoods. The community would include a theme park, a convention center, a racetrack, an auto mall, industrial land, farms, houses, schools and a medical center."
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