Eco-Cities: Possible or Purely Utopian?
AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL
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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.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Sociology and Law
- Environmental Health and Safety