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Reconsidering Masdar

Nicolai Oursoussoff says Masdar, the eco-city being developed near Abu Dhabi, is "something more daring and more noxious" than we think.
September 27, 2010, 10am PDT | Tim Halbur
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While Oursoussoff says the design is an interesting combination of futuristic and medieval, he also claims it reflects a "gated-community mentality":

"...its isolation from the life of the real city next door, are grounded in the belief - accepted by most people today, it seems - that the only way to create a truly harmonious community, green or otherwise, is to cut it off from the world at large."

The piece is accompanied by a slideshow and an infographic detailing features of Masdar.


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Published on Saturday, September 25, 2010 in The New York Times
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