Friday, May 09, 2008

A place where "power generation, water management, transportation, and urban planning all come together"

Check out a fun but somewhat tiny snippet about MIT and the United Arab Emirates working together to create the first carbon-neutral city. Interesting little article with fun discussions of "transportation pods" powered by the city's photovoltaic panels, and other fun and interesting stuff.

Andrew Sullivan had a link to Boozhy's post about the story that pointed out (astutely) that the future of environmentalism appears to be heading in a direction where change is driven more and more by the economic realities (and incentives) for shifting to green. The folks in Abu Dhabi clearly state their motivation as economic (the potential for a project like this as a magnet for business and investment).

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