While the story of a completely Green City in the heart of the Persian Gulf has been surfacing periodically over the past several years, the release of much more concrete plans is a great sign that significant steps are being made. According to the article on ENN today, the government of Abu Dhabi is hoping to break ground early this year!
Why is this so exciting? Look at the design goals:
- Zero Carbon Emissions
- Zero Waste (99% diversion from landfills)
- Zero Car
- Oodles of Social Justice goals like: HEALTH AND HAPPINESS Facilities and events for every demographic group
Too good to be true? Time will tell, but the auspicious goals are incredible. How long until we, “The Greatest Nation on Earth”, can take a similar leadership role in this Greatest Challenge of our age?