Talk:Masdar City

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Masdar City, Castle in the Sand; A green utopia in the desert or just the United Arab Emirates’ latest exercise in urban excess? December 08, 2011, 5:00 PM EST by Peter Savodnik BusinessWeek (talk) 23:59, 16 December 2011 (UTC)

Why was this section removed?[edit]

Increased spending on low-carbon developments like Masdar City have been seen as a defensive response to the Arab Spring uprisings.[1] (talk) 03:20, 28 April 2012 (UTC)

Because Masdar was planned and executed long before the Arab Spring came about, and additionally because they're actually spending less on Masdar than initially estimated, and spreading it out over a larger number of years, so it doesn't really fit with the story. In any case, the only place Masdar is mentioned is in an image caption, so there's nothing really relevant there. Huntster (t @ c) 04:09, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
Increased spending has been seen as ... doesn't not have to do with when something originated. (talk) 05:27, 29 April 2012 (UTC)
Except, as the other sources here indicate, there hasn't been increased spending on this project; in fact, it appears, just the opposite. While they are still aiming to complete Masdar, they are spreading slightly less estimated money over a much longer period of time. It just doesn't add up. Huntster (t @ c) 09:00, 29 April 2012 (UTC)

Information missing from the article[edit]

  • What is the current population?
  • What will population be when construction is complete?
  • This community incorportates many features that, in theory, should reduce the cost of living of its residents. In practice, have its residents realized a lower cost of living, relative to traditional communities? (talk) 19:09, 17 August 2013 (UTC)