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