Monday, June 14, 2021

Green living in Dubai’s Sustainable City

For one year, Phil Dunn is attempting to base his diet on food grown only where he lives, in Dubai’s Sustainable City.

Described as the emirate’s first net zero-energy development, the Sustainable City is meant to foster a community around social, environmental and economic sustainability. The Sustainable City Dubai

It extends across 46 hectares on the outskirts of Dubai. The Sustainable City Dubai

The development is surrounded by 2,500 trees serving as a buffer zone from pollutants. David Neeley/The Sustainable City Dubai

It offers 3,000 square meters for urban farming and is home to 11 biodome greenhouses, which grow a range of leafy produce. David Neeley/The Sustainable City Dubai

Buildings and parking lots are powered by solar panels. The Sustainable City Dubai

Residents can eat fresh eggs laid by the community’s chickens. David Neeley/The Sustainable City Dubai

The cycle track encourages personal fitness. The Sustainable City Dubai

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