Oil‐rich Abu Dhabi is building a green metropolis. Should the rest of the world care?
“If the Masdar project doesn’t justify itself financially, it could indeed be just a green playground for the rich, an environmental theme park that is largely irrelevant for the development of sustainable technology on a broader scale. But if it is profitable, it could be a driving force for sustainable urban design. Then the oil‐rich developers in the UAE and elsewhere might have a reason to build more green cities and skip constructing another ski slope in the desert.”
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