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Building a Greener Dubai

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Though the burgeoning city-state of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates may be many wondrous things, a haven for green development and sustainability has not been one of them. In almost the blink of an eye Dubai has evolved from a small brown desert port

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Kit B. (276)
Monday May 6, 2013, 7:29 am

Actually the area is not bursting back to life, not yet anyway. Maybe they could begin all this greening by finding and setting up a system of waste removal from high rise buildings, as their current super high towers seem to be lacking this needed element.

Melody Long (1)
Monday May 6, 2013, 12:54 pm
Fascinating article, thanks, and shared

Birgit W. (155)
Monday May 6, 2013, 1:11 pm
They certainly have all the means they need in order to have a green and beautiful city.

Malgorzata Zmuda (185)
Monday May 6, 2013, 1:11 pm
Na razie nie widzę tam nic ekologicznego, nie chciałabym tam mieszkać.

Lea Huber (0)
Monday May 6, 2013, 2:00 pm
The designers of Dubai should have planned much better. It isn't too late to make improvements.

. (0)
Monday May 6, 2013, 2:22 pm
It always make me uncomfortable about the "rising up" of a Middle Eastern country. The integrity of their building materials, and even their lack of codes, have always made me nervous.

Robin T. (14)
Monday May 6, 2013, 4:10 pm
Thanks for the article Cher. It is actually quite amazing what they are achieving in Dubai. Most of these new buildings are designed to have as little impact on the environment as possible. Such as generating as much of their own power as possible, reusing waste water, as well as planning farm lands to make themselves selves as sufficient as possible. Obviously living in Dubai will not appeal to everybody but then nowhere does.
It disappoints me when I read comments on these pages that point to the fact that people just don't read the articles properly or fail to make sure they understand the article or possibly just have to make a negative comment, like 'Dubai should have planned much better' or 'setting up a system of waste removal'
@ Malgorzata Zmuda - I agree, it's not for me either.

Christeen Anderson (656)
Monday May 6, 2013, 4:51 pm
Thanks for this very informative article.

Darren Woolsey (200)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 1:50 am
Kit said, "Maybe they could begin all this greening by finding and setting up a system of waste removal from high rise buildings, as their current super high towers seem to be lacking this needed element. "

Amen to that one... but, at least with some will, correct attitude and the necessary finance, they're moving in the right direction (he says trying not to use the massively overused phrase pervasive in corporate world, "moving forward"....)

Gloria picchetti (305)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 4:28 am
Throw some money at it and it will grow.

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 10:55 am
noted, thanks Cher
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