In the city of Abu Dhabi, the initiative known as “Masdar,” which means “the source” in Arabic, may just be the most innovative strategy yet to surface toward a sustainable future. Masdar is hoping to be the “green” envy of all, with new initiatives and partnerships for a green ecocity that will far surpass green technologies and innovations of the past.
Masdar's goals are the following:
- Masdar will be a zero-carbon, zero-waste city that explores innovative ideas regarding greenhouse gas emissions and the effect of our carbon footprint. [Page 316]
- Masdar will be a car-free area.
- Masdar hopes to drive the commercialization and adoption of sustainable energy technology.
- Masdar desires the honor of being an example for the rest of the world and wishes to be a leader in green ecocities ...