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Al Hayer Land Use Framework Plan


Regional Land Use Framework Plan

Al Ain Regional Plan 2030 / Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

CLIENT: Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council


SITE AREA: 70,000 Sq.Km.


CURRENT POPULATION: 110,000


PROJECTED POPULATION: 350,000


METRO AREA: 1,600 Sq.Km.
The Al Ain Region is the eastern region of Abu Dhabi Emirate surrounding Al Ain City, and includes 19 settlements. CIVITAS was the lead planning firm on a team of international experts commissioned to create a 20 year growth plan
for the region. The key challenge was to create
a sensitive development strategy that respected the traditional desert lifestyle of the region while increasing economic opportunities. The planning work included:

• Charrettes and workshops with key stakeholders and officials which guided the planning process;

• Economic and demographic analysis to understand both the lifestyle and economic factors driving regional demands;

• Environmental analyses to understand the ecological assets of the region;

• Archaeological summaries to gain a sense of the cultural riches of the region; and,

• Concept growth plans for the 19 settlements. The resulting plan identified sub-regional growth centres as engines of economic growth and as accessible places for services and community amenities.

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