A city free of cars, pedestrian-friendly, powered by renewable energy and surrounded by wind and photovoltaic farms—all in the middle of a petroleum-rich desert.
This five billion US dollar plan, which might do credit to a sci-fi film set, is envisaged for Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). When complete, in 2009, it will be the nearest thing yet to a zero-carbon, zero-waste city. Using the traditional planning principles of a walled city, together with existing technologies to achieve sustainable development, this six sq km expanse will house an energy, science and technology community.
[http://www.ipsnews.org/news.asp?idnews=38187 Read the full story at Inter Press Service].
Via Deepak Chopra’s [http://www.anhglobal.org/ Alliance for a New Humanity]