Meet Masdar, the first zero-carbon, zero-waste city in the world

A city powered by solar cells and wind turbines, where 80% of the water is recycled. A city planned to be green. That’s Masdar, an urban environment being built in the middle of the Arabian desert, close to the Abu Dhabi emirate. The 2.3 square miles city combines traditional Arabian architecture, Italian piazzas and uses the micro-climate to both extract energy and keep the streets at comfortable temperatures. It’ll support up to 50,000 people and will be focused on technology industries and education. Masdar will be completed in 2016.