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Sustainable Planning in Abu Dhabi

The prevailing image of the United Arab Emirates is one of gross unsustainability, with indoor ski slopes and custom-made islands. But Abu Dhabi...


The prevailing image of the United Arab Emirates is one of gross unsustainability, with indoor ski slopes and custom-made islands. But Abu Dhabi has recently decided to move towards a more sustainable plan for its city operations, including urban design that emphasizes walkability:
A city with enough oil wealth to accomplish whatever it pleases has decided to ease back on auto-dominated development and create a sustainable transportation system for the 21st Century. A city that continues to grow by leaps and bounds has decided to reinvent itself based on placemaking. Why can't we do the same in the U.S.?
Read more about Abu Dhabi's new plans at Planetizen.
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