Last Chance! Win a Trip to Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

The UAE flag flies over "heritage village" - a recreation of older times as modernity looms in the distance

For the last three years, TriplePundit has enjoyed a close partnership with Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company and the masterminds behind Masdar City.  This year we’re kicking things off again by helping out with a blogging contest that will send one lucky writer to Abu Dhabi next month for Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week and the World Future Energy Summit.

The theme of the contest is on  “smart cities and sustainable development” and the rules are pretty straightforward: Write a 500-600 word story addressing the following question:

How can cities contribute to the advancement of sustainable development and address issues including water, energy and waste?”

A selection of the best of the posts will be published here on 3p and elsewhere and the lucky winner will be off to the middle east for a truly fascinating experience.

Think you’ve got what it takes?  Hop over to the official rules and entry page and get your blog post ready. You’ve got about a month to get your submissions in.  The deadline is January 3rd.

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.

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