Accession Number : ADA538048
Title : Eco-Cities: Possible or Purely Utopian?
Descriptive Note : Research paper
Corporate Author : AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL
Personal Author(s) : Kelley, Stephanie R
Report Date : Dec 2009
Pagination or Media Count : 17
Abstract : This paper proposes that the successful development of a grand eco-city depends on a state's political and economic resources, its motivations and objectives for building an eco-city, and the overall sustainability of the city's design. Comparing China's failed Dongtan plan with the UAE's still hopeful Masdar initiative will identify similarities and differences in China's and the UAE's resources and approaches in order to evaluate Abu Dhabi's prospects for success in this ambitious endeavor.
Descriptors : *ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING , *URBAN AREAS , ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT , ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION , CHINA , UNITED ARAB EMIRATES , GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , ECONOMICS , ENERGY CONSUMPTION
Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
Sociology and Law
Environmental Health and Safety
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE