Accession Number:

ADA538048

Title:

Eco-Cities: Possible or Purely Utopian?

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

This paper proposes that the successful development of a grand eco-city depends on a states political and economic resources, its motivations and objectives for building an eco-city, and the overall sustainability of the citys design. Comparing Chinas failed Dongtan plan with the UAEs still hopeful Masdar initiative will identify similarities and differences in Chinas and the UAEs resources and approaches in order to evaluate Abu Dhabis prospects for success in this ambitious endeavor.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Sociology and Law
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE