Masdar City, UAE, 2025

Masdar to be a zero-carbon and zero-waste bastion for clean technology companies. Making it the world’s most sustainable city.

The Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, a subsidiary of the Mubdala Development Company, is the agency principally responsible for the development of Masdar City. It has previously been involved in the manufacturing of photovoltaic films and solar energy. The new project, already six years into production with an estimated completion date somewhere between 2020 and 2025, has a projected cost of about $19 billion.

The city itself will span 6 square miles and support a population of about 50,000 people. Masdar City is also expected to host around 1,500 business, 60,000 commuting workers, and an advanced public transportation system. No cars will be allowed!

skylineThe green ethics of the city planning of Masdar incorporates a number of different renewable energy ideas. Wind farms, geothermal energy, solar power plants, solar-powered desalination, greywater recycling, waste incineration, and sustainable manufacturing are all planned for Masdar City as well.

In addition to being a model for cities which run entirely off of renewable energy, the United Arab Emirates—fast emerging as one of the global leaders in energy reform—also plans for the city to be a mecca for renewable energy production, carbon resource management, and sustainable tech financial investment and research development.

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