Abu Dhabi focuses on sustainable urban development

02/03/2010 - Northern Emirates Property & Investment News
Abu Dhabi focuses on sustainable urban development

Posted by Bob Brunskill

Delegates at a special planning workshop in Abu Dhabi have met to discuss the challenge of sustainable development across the emirate.

The workshop, which runs until March 4th, is being hosted by Abu Dhabi's department of municipal affairs and Singapore’s urban redevelopment authority, WAM news agency reported.

Rashed Mubarak Al-Hajri, chairman of the department of municipal affairs, said that the Singapore delegation brought with it "world-class expertise and knowledge which will enrich the capabilities of the emirate's municipal system".

He added that Singapore's urban development authority would offer "excellent insights" into integrated land use planning which would help Abu Dhabi deliver its plan for 2030.

Mr Al-Hajri said that the meeting would seek to use real life examples from the Singaporean model of sustainable development to help support the achievement of Abu Dhabi's long-term goals.

Last month, Gurjit Singh, chief operating officer of Sorouh Real Estate, said that Abu Dhabi has the potential to lead a regional recovery in the property and real estate market in the medium to long term.