United Arab Emirates

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>
The National
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>
NPR
April 30, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>This slideshow from <em>Slate</em> looks at the elaborate plans for new cities in the United Arab Emirates, and compares them to other built-from-scratch cities in history.</p>
Slate
April 26, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>Plans for a 4.6 km tramway have been announced for downtown Burj Dubai -- a $136 million transit system intended to link major developments in the rapidly rising emirate.</p>
Arabian Business
April 25, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>With rising sea levels and a penchant for ambitious new building ideas, Dubai is moving forward with plans to construct floating buildings and islands.</p>
NPR
March 5, 2008, 12pm PST
<p>Five prominent ecocity experts weigh in on the Masdar City project in Abu Dhabi.</p>
Treehugger
March 3, 2008, 12pm PST
<p>In his 1.5 billion square-foot master plan for a waterfront city in Dubai, architect Rem Koolhaas has proposed a dense and elaborate city, but one that doesn't try to rely too much on flashy high-end architecture.</p>
The New York Times
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