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The construct of the world’s most sustainable community
It was created in a desert , specifically in the United Arab Emirates , 17 kilometers south-east of the city of Abu Dhabi.
It is dedicated to the use of solar energy and other renewable energy sources and is designed to be a hub for cleantech companies.
The project is founded on a number of urban planning principles, with a focus on optimal utilisation of the region’s resources.
Increased liveability through urban planning
The goal for the city is create a walkable community of interconnected neighbours to change the mind of the social ability.
The scope of the project includes everything outside the buildings, including the streets and public plazas, parks and open spaces.
The master plan is centred on five guiding themes that support the creation of a fully integrated sustainable community:
Environment & Natural Systems
Sustainable Urban Systems
Part of Abu Dhabi’s future sustainability plans
In 2020 , in the city of Abu Dhabi intends the 7% of its energy to come from sustainable sources, and the Masdar initiative has already come far in terms of introducing solar energy, greenhouse gas reductions, hydrogen power plans and carbon capture.
The project is very much about future proofing Abu Dhabi by looking for alternative and sustainable energy sources.
Through the implementation of the Landscape plan and Conceptual Landscape Design, Masdar City will contribute to Abu Dhabi’s 2030 goals and future economic and societal vision.
Creating a green city in a desert landscape
A challenge for the masdar community was to create a comfortable space for everyone
For instance, the municipal streets of the city have specific requirements which entail elements for storm water, electricity, district cooling and gas to be placed on the side of the streets
The Emirate’s sustainability framework Estidama, supports the creation of liveable communities through its requirements for shading, water use and reuse, energy conservation and resource use.