World's First Zero Carbon, Zero Waste City
The world’s first zero carbon, zero waste city is being developed in Abu Dhabi as a result of the Masdar Initiative. This mixed-use, high density city will include a new university, special economic zones, edutainment facilities, research facilities and world class laboratories. A carefully selected pool of international tenants will invest, develop, and commercialize advanced energy technologies.
The city will be car free and walking encouraged with a maximum distance of 200m to amenities and the nearest transport links. Pedestrian friendly shaded streets and pathways offset Abu Dhabi’s extreme climate.
Masdar CEO, Sultan Al Jaber explained, “There is nothing like this in the world. We are creating a synergetic environment; it 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 combine the talent, expertise and resources to enable the technological breakthroughs necessary for truly sustainable development.”
Surrounded by wind and photovoltaic farms, research fields and plantations, this tightly planned, 6 million square meter city will be entirely self-sustaining.Tweet