Posts Tagged ‘international urban craziness’

The Insidiousness of Model Cities

Nicolai Ouroussoff had a mind-boggling piece in Saturday's Times about Masdar, the beginnings of a one-mile-square burg on a sandy expanse outside Abu Dhabi. In concept, the plan is breath-takingly ambitious: To create a self-contained, carbon-neutral city of 45,000 people, making use of intense sun and desert breezes to supply their electricity (all funded [...]