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The Masdar Development - Climate Engineering for a Carbon-neutral City
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As member of the design team - consisting of the architects, traffic planners, infrastructure and renewable energy systems engineers and us as climate engineers - for the Masdar City Master Plan in Abu Dhabi, we developed a new and most holistic approach of defining sustainable urban development: The six square kilometer city, designed by Foster and Partner for the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, is eventually to house 50,000 people in accordance with WWF One Planet Living sustainability standards, which include specific targets for the city's ecological footprint. Masdar City plans to exceed the requirements of the 10 sustainability principles - zero carbon, zero waste, sustainable transport, sustainable materials, sustainable food, sustainable water, habitats and wildlife, culture and heritage, equity and fair trade, and health and happiness.
Schuler, M.; Fiedler, T.; Lauster, M. (2008). The Masdar Development - Climate Engineering for a Carbon-neutral City. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from