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You probably haven`t heard of Masdar City. It`s located near the Persian Gulf in the United Arab Emirates, it`s basically this large scale experiment, a model for the city of the future. But its cost is $18 billion. Its success is uncertain. As Erin Burnett found out on the tour of Masdar City, part of the project`s value lies in what could be.

你可能没有听说过马斯达尔城,它位于阿拉伯联合酋长国波斯湾附近,这广大的土地面积基本用来做未来城市模型。但是这将花费180亿美元,并且成功与否还是未知数。在艾琳伯内特在马斯达尔城游览的途中,这项工程的价值都决定在了它将会变成什么。

About 20 miles outside Abu Dhabi, Masdar City is striving to be the greenest city on Earth.

大约在距离阿布扎比20英里以外的地方,马斯达尔城正在努力打造成地球上最环保的城市。

So, I think a city of the future is going to be based on people walking to where they live, to where they work and to where they play.

所以,我认为未来城市的建造将基于人类居住环境,工作环境和休闲环境而建。

And if you aren`t walking, city director Tony Mallows says you can take a magnetically controlled car wherever you need to go.

如果你不走路的话,城市项目负责人托尼玛洛斯告诉我们说,你可以乘坐一个磁悬浮汽车去任何想去的地方。

Welcome to Masdar City.

欢迎来到马斯达尔城市。

This is a little car?

这种小型汽车?

Yeah, this is personal rapid transit. This is how you get around this city. It`s driveless, it`s electrical and the solar power. It comes when you want it and it takes you anywhere - you want to go and you leave it alone.

是的,这是一种个人快速汽车。你可以乘坐这辆车在城市里转一圈。不用你开车,依靠电力和太阳能为动力。当你需要它的时候它就会到达你身边,然后开车带你去任何你想去的地方,然后你自己逛街就可以了,不用管它。

So it`s driveless.

它是自动驾驶的。

Yes.

是的。

Navigating the city`s 2.4 square miles is relatively easy.

它对城市2.4平方英里的地形还是很熟悉的,这还相对容易一些。

This is a dream of what the future could be, but is it really going to happen? I mean is this going to be anything more than a demo?

这就是城市未来的样子,但是这真的会实现么?我的意思是它真的不仅仅只是一个演示画面么?

It`s a model for open development that is really sustainable because it`s not only environmentally sustainable, socially and economically.

这是对所有现有事物开放的发展平台,真的需要可持续发展,因为想要实现这种生活方式不仅要环境可持续发展,还需要社会和经济的可持续发展。

Fewer than 500 people live here. That falls far short of the original goal of 40,000 by next year. A goal set at the pick of the economic boom. Right now, about 1200 people work here every day, in buildings that are specially designed to help produce water and energy

现在有不到500人居住在这里,距离明年4万人的最初目标相距甚远。一个设立在经济繁荣基础上的目标。现在,大约每天有1200人在这里工作来建造专门设计用来帮助代替水和能源

consumption, by as much as 40 percent, according to city officials. With more than 87,000 solar panels, the city produces its own electricity, of setting 15,000 tons of carbon emissions a year. City engineers say that`s the equivalent of taking about 3,300 cars off the road in Abu Dhabi. And

消费的项目,据市政府工作人员统计大约有40%。在拥有超过87000块太阳能电池板的情况下,城市可以自己发电,减少了每年15000吨的碳排放。城市工程师表示这相当于阿布扎比道路上少了3300辆车。

walking around the city innovation can be seen everywhere.

行走在城市中各种创意随处可见。

So, you are looking at a wind tower, which is a traditional Arabic designed, cool, right?

所以你现在正在琢磨建造一座风塔,这也是阿拉伯传统设计风格,用来降温,对吧?

Yes, absolutely. So, you take a traditional Arabic element on cooling, totally pass of energy, totally sustainable. And then you use modern technology to make it even more efficient.

是的,当然。把阿拉伯传统元素运用到降温上来,完全是能量的传递,也完全是可持续发展的环保举措。然后再利用现代技术达到效果更佳。

The Masdar Institute is also partnered with MIT to develop new renewable energy sources, like making jet field from the seed of a weed that grows here, in the desert.

马斯达尔学院也和麻省理工学院进行合作来共同开发出新的可再生能源,就像在沙漠里洒满种子,生长出来之后可以作为飞机场。

So, this is obviously happening here.

所以这些其实都已经成为事实了。

Yes.

是的。

In the middle of a desert. Your ambition on what you are trying to prove is much bigger.

在沙漠中部,你的梦想要比你现在正试图证明完成的要大的多。

Absolutely. I mean globalization is a key issue for the future, not only because cities are going to attack global warming. We have to understand how to build cities that are low carbon, and that`s why Masdar City is such an important contribution to globalization and urbanization.

当然,我是说全球化是整个未来发展的主题,不仅是因为城市要遭遇全球温室效应。我们必须需要明白的是该如何建造出一座低污染的城市,这也是马斯达尔城为什么对全球化和城市化贡献如此之大的原因。

You probably haven`t heard of Masdar City. It`s located near the Persian Gulf in the United Arab Emirates, it`s basically this large scale experiment, a model for the city of the future. But its cost is $18 billion. Its success is uncertain. As Erin Burnett found out on the tour of Masdar City, part of the project`s value lies in what could be.

About 20 miles outside Abu Dhabi, Masdar City is striving to be the greenest city on Earth.

So, I think a city of the future is going to be based on people walking to where they live, to where they work and to where they play.

And if you aren`t walking, city director Tony Mallows says you can take a magnetically controlled car wherever you need to go.

Welcome to Masdar City.

This is a little car?

Yeah, this is personal rapid transit. This is how you get around this city. It`s driveless, it`s electrical and the solar power. It comes when you want it and it takes you anywhere - you want to go and you leave it alone.

So it`s driveless.

Yes.

Navigating the city`s 2.4 square miles is relatively easy.

This is a dream of what the future could be, but is it really going to happen? I mean is this going to be anything more than a demo?

It`s a model for open development that is really sustainable because it`s not only environmentally sustainable, socially and economically.

Fewer than 500 people live here. That falls far short of the original goal of 40,000 by next year. A goal set at the pick of the economic boom. Right now, about 1200 people work here every day, in buildings that are specially designed to help produce water and energy

consumption, by as much as 40 percent, according to city officials. With more than 87,000 solar panels, the city produces its own electricity, of setting 15,000 tons of carbon emissions a year. City engineers say that`s the equivalent of taking about 3,300 cars off the road in Abu Dhabi. And

walking around the city innovation can be seen everywhere.

So, you are looking at a wind tower, which is a traditional Arabic designed, cool, right?

Yes, absolutely. So, you take a traditional Arabic element on cooling, totally pass of energy, totally sustainable. And then you use modern technology to make it even more efficient.

The Masdar Institute is also partnered with MIT to develop new renewable energy sources, like making jet field from the seed of a weed that grows here, in the desert.

So, this is obviously happening here.

Yes.

In the middle of a desert. Your ambition on what you are trying to prove is much bigger.

Absolutely. I mean globalization is a key issue for the future, not only because cities are going to attack global warming. We have to understand how to build cities that are low carbon, and that`s why Masdar City is such an important contribution to globalization and urbanization.

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