(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Planning for sustainability in non-democratic polities : the case of Masdar city

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

CROT L. (1) ;
(1) Institute of Geography, Univ., Neuchâtel, SUISSE


This paper addresses the pursuit of environmental sustainability by an autocratic, neo-patrimonial regime and examines the implications of such a political environment for sustainable initiatives in Masdar City , near Abu Dhabi. The findings reveal, however, that on-the-ground implementation has so far failed to live up to the city’s initial ambitions. The analysis suggests that the social contract between Abu Dhabi’s rulers and the local population constitutes a challenging context for the pursuit of environmental sustainability


Article of periodic

published at : Urban studies / ISSN 0042-0980

Editor : Longman Group, Harlow - ROYAUME-UNI (1964)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 50, no13 [pp. 2809-2825]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 1 ill.



Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1177/0042098012474697

Tous droits réservés © Prodig - Bibliographie Géographique Internationale (BGI), 2013
Refdoc record number (ud4) : 27740566 : Permanent link - XML version
Powered by Pxxo