About Us

An initiative of the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council and the Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development with the World Economic Forum

The World Sustainable Capitals initiative will create a network of capital cities, industry leaders, and academic experts, which will advance and promote the member cities’ efforts to develop a more sustainable economy, environment, and society, while retaining their unique cultural heritage. It is the WSC’s ambition that in so doing these cities may lead surrounding regions to which they are inextricably linked, and ultimately contribute to the sustainable development of cities and regions around the world.

WSC Objectives

At the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC), we initiate, drive and support Abu Dhabi’s urban development strategy. We develop...

WSC Initiative

It was not many years ago that the father of our nation, Late His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan envisaged a grand design for Abu Dhabi....

WSC Research Tools

The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council was created by Emiri Decree number 23 of the year 2007, and is the agency responsible for the future of...

Latest News

Landmark Sustainability Initiative Unveiled at World Economic Forum in Marrakech

04/October/2010

UPC in Partnership with ADCED to Present “CitySense” Urban Indicators...