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Published on May 24th, 2015 | by Zachary Shahan


Masdar City Festival (Walking The City)

May 24th, 2015 by  

In January, when the weather is not too hot, in coordination with Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, an event called “The Festival” is held in Masdar City. My stay in Abu Dhabi this year was extended a little bit so that I could attend one day of The Festival*. Below is a video of my stroll through the event, followed by some extra commentary.

Strolling around the city, the most enjoyable thing was watching the kids playing. However, it was also nice to enjoy the cooler climate there, thanks to the wonderful design aimed at making the harsh outdoors more livable. And it was nice to enjoy the beautiful architecture of the city combined with local green and crafty vendors.

I imagine that once the city grows a few times over, this kind of thing could become a weekly occurrence, making Masdar City that much more desirable a place — and so much better than one dominated by the automobile and auto-dependent urban development.

If you haven’t already done so, enjoy The Festival a bit yourself via the video above.

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*Full Disclosure: My trip to the UAE for Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week was sponsored by Masdar. That said, I wasn’t required to write or record anything for CleanTechnica. I am simply highlighting what I think is really worth highlighting. 

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Zach is tryin' to help society help itself (and other species). He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor. He's also the president of Important Media and the director/founder of EV Obsession and Solar Love. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, and Canada. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in these particular companies and feels like they are good cleantech companies to invest in. But he offers no professional investment advice and would rather not be responsible for you losing money, so don't jump to conclusions.

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