Community charrette held for local to feedback on development plans
The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council has announced the start of the 2030 regional structure framework for the Emirate’s eastern region, with a series of charred sessions with the local community.
Held in Al Yaher, Al Hayer, Al Wagen and Mizyad, from January 29- February 1, the sessions are designed to promote community involvement in the re-development of their home.
“The theme of “community” remains at the very heart of all the work we do at the UPC,” said UPC general manager, H.E Falah Al Ahbabi.
“We start from the deep belief that each community in the Emirate is unique and special. At the UPC, we understand and acknowledge the distinct cultural and environmental ethos of each region, and create plans and policies that preserve these precious elements, sponsoring and supporting authentic environments and places, but also facilitate a development process that helps and drives our economy,” he added.
Comprising 28 villages, the eastern region is home to almost 30,000 people and its development will fall under the joint responsibility of the Eastern Region Development Committee (ERDC), Al Ain municipality, Department of Transportation, Environment Agency of Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage.
In line with the principles of Estidama, the key issues to be addressed include: the growth of smaller communities; creation of new infrastructure and industry; development of community facilities; preservation of local geography; outlining of plot patterns; and vector of growth analysis.
“This charrette is a community involvement initiative implemented by the UPC for the formulation of master plans. Eastern Region 2030 must be a plan for strengthening the quality of life for everyone living and working in the villages throughout the region, so we will focus on identifying appropriate ways of incorporating community facilities and retail centres to serve the community of this region.”