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Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council

United Arab Emirates


The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) was created by law number 23 of the year 2007 as the responsible agency for the future of Abu Dhabi’s urban environments, and the expert authority behind the visionary Plan Abu Dhabi 2030 Urban Structure Framework Plan. Chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, the UPC defines the shape of the Emirate, ensuring factors such as sustainability, infrastructure capacity, community planning and quality of life, by overseeing development across the city and the Emirate as a whole. The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council ensures best practice in planning for both new and existing urban areas. Vision "Planning Abu Dhabi for the Next Generation." Mission "The Urban Planning Council produces plans and development regulations that govern Abu Dhabi's physical environment. In alignment with the clear targets identified by Economic Vision 2030, the Council manages the Emirate's sustainable urban growth through efficient development review and proactive implementation in coordination with the public and private sector partners."