At the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC), we initiate,
drive and support Abu Dhabi's urban development strategy. By
transferring our 2030 Vision to physical settings, we develop
strategic development plans that create guiding principles which
cascade over critical projects designed to shape the Emirate. The
vision is built on a comprehensive analysis of the urban fabric,
land availability and its best use, environmental issues, mobility,
infrastructure and urban services that need to be integrated in our
City Development Strategy.
The government of Abu Dhabi has directly committed itself to
strengthen and develop four key priority areas:
- Economic development.
- Social and human resources development.
- Infrastructure development and environmental
- Optimization of Government operations.
Developing appropriate infrastructure, while preserving the
environment, forms one of the key priority areas. With the
expertise of the UPC, the government will ensure the development of
a professionally designed and well-managed urban environment in the
Emirate's towns and cites, complete with world-class traffic and
transport systems. The simultaneous development of the Regions is
to keep pace with that of the Capital. It is also an important
policy priority to achieve an Emirate-wide distribution of economic
activities and associated benefits. The Abu Dhabi 2030 Urban
Structure Framework Plan, which offers a vision for the evolution
of the city over the next 25 years, provides a blueprint for Abu
Dhabi's long-term success. As the first planning program of this
kind and scope within the region, the work of the UPC will become a
best-practice benchmark for future urban design within the UAE and
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