Video Tour: Abu Dhabi’s Zero Carbon, Zero Waste Masdar City

Among the highlights of last month’s trip to the World Future Energy Summit  was a tour of Masdar City, Abu Dhabi’s living laboratory in sustainable development and what is held out to be among the most sustainable cities ever built (at least in the modern sense).   Masdar City has progressed significantly since my last tour a little over a year ago.  Most interestingly, Siemens has chosen to locate their Middle East headquarters at Masdar City – validating both the city’s ambition and representing a solid commitment to sustainable development for the company.

I hope the short video below gives you an idea of what it’s like to walk around the city, and a little more information about what’s going on:

In case you’d like to see more about the personal rapid transit program at Masdar City, I made the following video last year which gives you a nice taste:

* Ed Note: Masdar covered TriplePundit’s travel to Abu Dhabi.

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of has grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.