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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Win a Trip to Abu Dhabi: Masdar's ADSW Blogging Contest


TriplePundit has been sharing news from Masdar in the United Arab Emirates and covering developments in the Gulf region with great interest over the past few years. 


Now’s your chance to travel to Abu Dhabi to see what’s happening!

As a lead-up to Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, Jan. 17-24, 2015, Masdar is sponsoring a blogging contest called “Describe the ideal city in 2030” The winner will be invited to Abu Dhabi as VIP media to cover the week’s high-profile events. In 2014, ADSW welcomed over 32,000 participants from 170 countries to high-level panels, plenaries and events. This week in 2015 promises to be an equally exciting and busy one – and Masdar wants you to be there blogging and tweeting about all the action!

This year’s blogging contest is all about creativity and forecasting the future. Describe the ideal city in 2030.

The world’s urban centers are now firmly on the frontline of sustainability and innovation. Cities are confronted with maintaining a trajectory of economic growth, while reducing resource demand and addressing climate risk. With the rise of urbanization, the world’s cities must also offer complete communities – a place to live, work and play – while being pillars of sustainability. Creating growth, while minimizing their impact, is a tremendous opportunity for cities – they offer numerous opportunities to spur new ideas, develop more innovative technologies, strengthen industry and enhance our lifestyle. Based on what you see occurring in urban planning, along with developments in water, waste, energy, food production and transportation, what will your city look like in 2030?

We encourage you to be creative — the topics mentioned are just a few examples of ideas that could be addressed as your describe how your city will evolve the next 15 years.

The winning entry will clearly describe their ideal city by showcasing how future urban environments will operate, use fewer resources, create thriving communities, promote a healthy lifestyle, inspire new ideas and drive economic growth.

Again, creativity is the key. To Enter:

  1. Simply write your post

  2. Publish it on your blog or website and be sure to link it to this page.

  3. Leave a comment on that page linking back to your blog

  4. Do not forget to mention the Masdar Engage Blogging Contest in your post.

  5. If you do not have a blog, that is fine; you can send a draft to press@masdar.ae. Qualifying posts will be posted on Masdar’s Engage page, and will be accepted until January 2, 2015, at midnight EST.

  6. More details on the contest’s rules are here.

The winning content will also be featured at www.masdar.ae and right here on TriplePundit.
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Marissa is the Owner of Climate Social, LLC. She holds a bachelor's degree in communications from Mizzou and a master's in environmental studies from UPenn. 

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