Abu Dhabi, UAE
The effort had three major phases: a baseline analysis of existing conditions and development commitments; scenarios for mitigation of development commitments; and a final framework plan for a preferred scenario. Each part of the planning process provided the Urban Planning Council with tools and information that they could use to guide development and carry out the vision of PAD 2030 in the Gateway Area of Abu Dhabi.
A hierarchy of mixed use centers.
The final plan addresses land use, transportation, distribution of community facilities, and hierarchies and distributions of office, retail and mixed use centers. The plan also includes growth management recommendations to bolster UPC’s development review process. One the primary recommendations of the plan is the idea of creating a rational hierarchy of mixed use centers that include neighborhood, district and regional centers. These centers will be connected with a range of transport options. Development of these centers will be timed based on adequate provision of infrastructure.