Genesis Morocco: A city for the desert part II

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Genesis Morocco

Project Genesis is a strategic sustainable development framework for Morocco to translate from being a net importer of energy and a country facing water shortage issues, into the number one producer both of clean renewable energy and water in the region.

Saturday, July 19, 2008    <<Home

A city for the desert part II

Monday at World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi will be announced a visionary city which is set to be the most ecological in the world. The conference is financed by the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Co.’s Masdar Initiave. They plan to begin the construction in February and will have a perimeter of six-square-kilometer.The city will be named Masdar City and it will be able to provide shelter for 47,500 people. The entire construction will be finalized in 10 years, but the first inhabitans will move in beginning with 2009. This project is designed by Foster&Partners, will have zero pollution-rate and zero waste.

The energy necessary for powering the city will be distributed with the help of a solar-photovoltaic power plant. Their vision includes the placement, near the sea and a protector-wall will defend the city from the desert’s hot air and from the disturbances created by the Abu Dhabi Airport.

In the city no car will circulate, so the transportation will be provided by an electric railway system which will be connected to the center of Abu Dhabi. In Masdar City, you will find the headquarters of the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology and they hope to bring there some of the most important green companies in the world.

This is huge step forward for saving the planet and we hope this will encourage all cities in the world to take measures against pollution.