August 6, 2009, 8am PDT
WBUR's On Point takes an hour-long look at plans for Masdar City, the zero-waste, carbon-neutral city under construction in Abu Dhabi.
June 26, 2009, 12pm PDT
Abu Dhabi is looking to develop itself into a new global arts hub, and an incubator of green technology. This piece takes a tour of two ambitious projects seeking to reform the oil-rich emirate.
April 18, 2009, 5am PDT
The United Arab Emirates has plenty of tall, flashy buildlings, but the rush to build has largely left street life scarce in many parts.
February 25, 2009, 7am PST
Masdar City, the elaborate and ambitious planned green development in Abu Dhabi, is slowing coming into shape. This piece from <em>Technology Review</em> looks at how the city's development could inform the future of citybuilding.
December 10, 2008, 2pm PST
In Abu Dhabi, medians and 'leftover spaces' are attracting unanticipated users playing soccer, exercising or just hanging out. Planners are grappling with why people use these spaces and the public parks they've designed are less successful.
November 18, 2008, 6am PST
Many of the planners who helped transform Vancouver into one of the world's most liveable cities have been lured to cities all over the planet to try to tap in to the brain power that made Vancouver a success. But it's not that easy.
June 5, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>This article from <em>The National</em> takes a tour of Abu Dhabi with architect and planner Riyad Albuhlaiga, who points out the best parts of the city -- and the parts that must be improved to make Abu Dhabi a truly great city.</p>
May 22, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority used to slap motorists with heavy fines for ridesharing. Faced with exploding population growth and 8 million tourists a year, officials have changed their tune.</p>
May 12, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>This segment from <em>NPR</em> looks at plans for the carbon-neutral Masdar City in Abu Dhabi.</p>
March 5, 2008, 12pm PST
<p>Five prominent ecocity experts weigh in on the Masdar City project in Abu Dhabi.</p>