This is the second master plan released in Abu Dahbi in an effort to integrate older communities with the capital's newer developments. In the two neighborhoods, the current population of 69,000 is expected to grow to more than 120,000 by 2030, reports Jen Thomas for The National.
"'One of the major guiding principles was to create a balance in these neighbourhoods,' said Amer Al Hammadi, director of planning and infrastructure at the Urban Planning Council."
"One of the biggest challenges in terms of accessibility is that the highway divides the settlement in half, so we worked hard to improve the existing intersections between the areas."
"The plan is also an example of how existing communities 'can be effectively revitalised through the implementation of transport, community facilities and housing options, while building on the existing social fabric and infrastructure framework', the UPC says."