The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) is responsible for the future of Abu Dhabi's urban environments and the expert authority behind the visionary Plan Abu Dhabi 2030. The Council's quarter century plan is already transforming Abu Dhabi City and the entire Emirate using sound guiding principles to drive sustainable urban development and renewal. By drawing on urban planning expertise locally, throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and around the world, the UPC strives to become a global authority on the future of urban planning and design. Its ground-breaking Capital District Master Plan is now in the construction design phase to become the new Capital City of the United Arab Emirates, and its internationally recognized Estidama sustainability program is being successfully implemented across the Emirate along with a series of comprehensive area Master Plans that are already revitalizing Abu Dhabi's existing urban environments.
Part of "The Monument: 21st-Century Architecture in Abu Dhabi"
Jody Andrews Director, Capital District Development, Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council