05 Mar '12, 10am

Dubai’s Sustainability Agenda Must Start With Health #susty

Dubai’s Sustainability Agenda Must Start With Health #susty

and corporate social responsibility are gaining traction in Dubai, but obstacles lie in the way of a greener city. Rapid development leads to growing pains. In one generation, Dubai and the UAE have transformed to a point that took many developed countries decades or even centuries. Cheap energy and water lend citizens and expatriates little incentive to moderate their consumption of these precious resources. As Dubai expands, the city’s overall design has focused on automobiles, not pedestrians. Driving conditions on highways with all of the frantic speeding and tailgating inspire commuters to drive large petrol-guzzling SUVs, not puny cars like the Toyota Yaris I rented when I commuted to Abu Dhabi from Dubai for two days.

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/03/dubai-sustainability-...

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