To meet this challenge, the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning council has developed a political vision that focuses on cutting-edge urban design, protecting cultural assets, fostering Arab/Muslim-based communities and engendering interaction between citizens and their built environment.
Abu Dhabi has taken approximately three decades to reach one million residents, resulting from the combination rapid population growth and urbanization unprecedented in the arab world.
- Walkable neighborhoods, in which it is convenient, safe and comfortable for families to walk to local services and activities.
- Multi-modal transportation systems, with good walking conditions and public transport services.
- Small-scale, participatory neighborhood activities, such as local festivals and celebrations, as well as cultural and art events.