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The Sustainable City of the Future is in the #MiddleEast

The Sustainable City of the Future is in the #MiddleEast

Climate change is affecting the world over, from severe flooding in some parts to extreme heat in others. In a place fighting the latter problem, a city of sustainable excellence has emergence. In Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates has invested in a living laboratory for sustainable urban living, advancing clean energy technologies, building methods, and transportation strategies. In this piece for Green Building Elements , Aisha Abdelhamid writes about what makes this city so sustainable and how it's working to inspire similar advances in cities around the world. She also refers to a recent report on the city from Susan Lee of University of Birmingham. Lined with buildings not exceeding five stories, and combined with the presence of street-level ‘solar canopies,’ roads receive protective shade for pedestrians throughout the city. The main buildings, such as the IRENA Gl...

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