Masdar City: The World’s First Carbon-Neutral City

uk“Masdar City will be a clean technologyresearch hub, designed to rival Silicon Valley. Commissioned by the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, the city’s five and a half square kilometres will be home to 50,000 people, 1,500 businesses and some 40,000 daily commuters, and will strive to be entirely self-sufficient for all energy needs.

“Some 80 percent of water will be recycled. In addition to solar and biomass conversion, other renewable
sources of power under consideration include geothermal, hydrogen and wind. Biological waste will be used to create fertiliser, whilst industrial waste will be recycled or re-used.

“Read on, and you’ll see how Masdar and programme manager CH2M HILL use ESRI ArcGIS as part of its suite of tools to manage the complexity of one of the world’s most ambitious construction projects. You’ll learn how GIS helps technologists and planners increase energy savings and minimise carbon emissions during the build. You’ll see how cutting-edge “6D” GIS modelling is being used to track costs, schedules and carbon emissions, and empowering collaborative thinking for creative problem-solving. And you’ll discover how GIS will be used to underpin an automated, paperless asset management system when the new city is up and running, thus extending the city’s life.”

Implementing The Marine Life Protection Act Initiative


“Stakeholders are making tremendous strides in their efforts to maximize habitat protection while minimizing, to the extent possible, economic impacts. I applaud their efforts working as a team to consider multiple viewpoints on how best to redesign MPAs in California waters; in doing so they are also using the best readily available data that is displayed in a GIS-based system on the Internet that is available to everyone, including the public.”