Inside the walls of Masdar City

Known in transportation circles for its personal rapid transit system, Masdar City is an experiment in sustainable urban design. The Guardian’s Jonathan Glancey visited the city and wrote about his experience:

Arriving by road from Abu Dhabi – there will be a train in years to come – you swap your car for a ride in a personal rapid transit pod, an experience that combines the cartoon aesthetic of The Jetsons with the comedy of Jacques Tati’s Mon Oncle, the 1958 French satire that lampoons the excesses of an overdesigned futuristic world. The driverless sci-fi pods bumble around the undercrofts of the first phase of Masdar City and it is a wonder that none of them bump into each other. But they move so slowly it may well be quicker to walk.

Still a work in progress, Masdar City is expected to be home to about 50,000 people by 2025. Link to full story in The Guardian.

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