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Samantha Chen

  1. 1. Masdar City: The World’s Greenest City?<br />
  2. 2. Background<br />Crucial part of the global response to climate change and to improving energy security<br />> Half of world population living in cities<br />Responsible for over 70% of CO2 emissions<br />
  3. 3. What is Masdar City?<br />$15 billion investment by Abu Dhabi government<br />Outskirts of Abu Dhabi city<br />Half of the energy of a similar settlement<br />
  4. 4. Interesting Points<br />
  5. 5. world's first car-free, <br /> zero-carbon-dioxide-emissions,<br />zero-waste city<br />
  6. 6. Sustainability<br />Transportation<br /><ul><li>‘Car-free’
  7. 7. No traditional cars
  8. 8. PRT</li></ul>Personal Rapid Transit (PRT)<br />
  9. 9. Sustainability<br />Transportation<br />Energy Management<br /><ul><li>Renewable solar energy
  10. 10. ‘Zero-waste’</li></li></ul><li>Sustainability<br />Transportation<br />Energy Management<br />Design and Planning<br /><ul><li>Holes in walls of buildings
  11. 11. Wind tower
  12. 12. Encourage conservation</li></ul>Wind Tower<br />
  13. 13. Sustainability<br />Transportation<br />Energy Management<br />Design and Planning<br />Materials Used<br /><ul><li>Deflect sunlight
  14. 14. Insulate interior</li></ul>Superstrong ethylene tetrafluoroethylene plastics<br />
  15. 15. Masdar City<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4zh0p2veZk<br />
  16. 16. Key Takeaway Points<br />
  17. 17. 1. Oil will run out someday<br /><ul><li>Cannot rely on oil to supply energy forever</li></ul>We will position Abu Dhabi as the hub of future energy<br />Sultan Ahmed Al JaberMasdar’s CEO<br />
  18. 18. 2. Masdar City has global impact <br />Serve as a living lab for a greener, cleaner future<br />Some of Masdar’s technology will have real value at a time when more than half of world’s population lives in cities<br />
  19. 19. Personal Rating<br /><ul><li>Insightful
  20. 20. Opens my mind to what the future holds</li></li></ul><li>Issues for Discussion<br />
  21. 21. Questions<br /> Being a sustainable city, will Masdar City be able to sustain itself?<br />Will Masdar City ever really develop the authenticity of a real city?<br />

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