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Beasley - International Forum

  1. 1. Congress for the New Urbanism Denver - June, 2009 Efforts Toward the New Urbanism in the Middle East: Recent Planning for Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates Larry Beasley, C.M.
  2. 2. Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates
  3. 3. The Falcon
  4. 4. HIS EXCELLANCY MOHAMMED AL BOWARDI GENERAL SECRETARY OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF ABU DHABI
  5. 5. HIS HIGHNESS SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN ZAYED AL NAHYAN CROWN PRINCE OF ABU DHABI
  6. 6. Dubai
  7. 7. Vancouver
  8. 8. Dubai
  9. 9. Dubai
  10. 10. Dubai
  11. 11. Dubai
  12. 12. Dubai
  13. 13. THE ABU DHABI URBAN PLANNING COUNCIL
  14. 14. HIS EXCELLENCY FALAH AL AHBABI
  15. 15. “Abu Dhabi Plan 2030”
  16. 16. “Al Ain Plan 2030”
  17. 17. “Al Gharbia Plan 2030”
  18. 18. “Eastern Region Plan 2030”
  19. 19. The “Charrette” Process
  20. 20. “BASE TEAM” FOR DESIGN AND PRODUCTION
  21. 21. Beasley and Associates, Planning -Larry Beasley, C.M. – Principal Busby Perkins and Will, Architects -Peter Busby, C.M. – Principal Civitas Urban Design and Planning -Joseph Hruda - Principal
  22. 22. SOME OF THE WORLD’S BEST THINKERS
  23. 23. Dr. Mark Jaccard – Infrastructure Engineer -Canada Dr. Elizabeth MacDonald – Urban Designer -United States Christopher Stapleton – Transit Planner -Australia Karl Fornier - Architect -France and Morocco Dr. Peter Hellyer – Archeologist/Ecologist -Great Britain and U. A. E.
  24. 24. Dr. Alan Jacobs – Urban Designer/Planner -Unites States Herbert Dreiseitl – Landscape Architect -Switzerland Dr. Robert France - Ecologist -Canada Jeffrey Tumlin – Transportation Planner -United States Norman Hotson - Architect -Canada
  25. 25. Dr. Jala Makhzoumi - Agriculturalist -Lebanon John Buck - Developer -United States Jaakko van’t Spijker - Architect -The Netherlands Dr. Aziza Chaoni – Heritage Architect -Morocco David Camp – Economist -Great Britain
  26. 26. Regulatory Development and Detailing of Abu Dhabi Downtown Urban Design OTAK, ARCHITECTS AND PLANNERS -David Siegel – Principal -Joe Dills – Principal
  27. 27. “Estidama” = Sustainability
  28. 28. Abu Dhabi: Masdar
  29. 29. Abu Dhabi Capital District Detailed Planning SOLOMON CORDWELL BUENZ, ARCHITECTS -Ted Strand – Principal in Charge -Christine Carlyle – Project Manager
  30. 30. Marrakesh
  31. 31. Beirut
  32. 32. BEFORE
  33. 33. AFTER
  34. 34. BEFORE
  35. 35. AFTER
  36. 36. ABU DHABI – PLAN 2030 OVER-ARCHING PRINCIPLES 1.  Abu Dhabi will be a contemporary expression of an Arab city, which has people living, doing, and thriving in healthy supportive proximity to one another. 2.  Abu Dhabi will continue its practice of measured growth reflecting a sustainable economy, rather than uncontrolled growth. 3.  Abu Dhabi will respect, be scaled to, and shaped by the natural environment of sensitive coastal and desert ecologies. 4.  Abu Dhabi will manifest its role and stature as a capital city. 5.  Abu Dhabi’s urban fabric and community infrastructure will enable the values, social arrangements, culture and mores of this Arab community.
  37. 37. ABU DHABI – PLAN 2030 OVER-ARCHING PRINCIPLES 1.  Abu Dhabi will be a contemporary expression of an Arab city, which has people living, doing, and thriving in healthy supportive proximity to one another. 2.  Abu Dhabi will continue its practice of measured growth reflecting a sustainable economy, rather than uncontrolled growth. 3.  Abu Dhabi will respect, be scaled to, and shaped by the natural environment of sensitive coastal and desert ecologies. 4.  Abu Dhabi will manifest its role and stature as a capital city. 5.  Abu Dhabi’s urban fabric and community infrastructure will enable the values, social arrangements, culture and mores of this Arab community.
  38. 38. ABU DHABI – PLAN 2030 OVER-ARCHING PRINCIPLES 1.  Abu Dhabi will be a contemporary expression of an Arab city, which has people living, doing, and thriving in healthy supportive proximity to one another. 2.  Abu Dhabi will continue its practice of measured growth reflecting a sustainable economy, rather than uncontrolled growth. 3.  Abu Dhabi will respect, be scaled to, and shaped by the natural environment of sensitive coastal and desert ecologies. 4.  Abu Dhabi will manifest its role and stature as a capital city. 5.  Abu Dhabi’s urban fabric and community infrastructure will enable the values, social arrangements, culture and mores of this Arab community.
  39. 39. ABU DHABI – PLAN 2030 OVER-ARCHING PRINCIPLES 1.  Abu Dhabi will be a contemporary expression of an Arab city, which has people living, doing, and thriving in healthy supportive proximity to one another. 2.  Abu Dhabi will continue its practice of measured growth reflecting a sustainable economy, rather than uncontrolled growth. 3.  Abu Dhabi will respect, be scaled to, and shaped by the natural environment of sensitive coastal and desert ecologies. 4.  Abu Dhabi will manifest its role and stature as a capital city. 5.  Abu Dhabi’s urban fabric and community infrastructure will enable the values, social arrangements, culture and mores of this Arab community.
  40. 40. ABU DHABI – PLAN 2030 OVER-ARCHING PRINCIPLES 1.  Abu Dhabi will be a contemporary expression of an Arab city, which has people living, doing, and thriving in healthy supportive proximity to one another. 2.  Abu Dhabi will continue its practice of measured growth reflecting a sustainable economy, rather than uncontrolled growth. 3.  Abu Dhabi will respect, be scaled to, and shaped by the natural environment of sensitive coastal and desert ecologies. 4.  Abu Dhabi will manifest its role and stature as a capital city. 5.  Abu Dhabi’s urban fabric and community infrastructure will enable the values, social arrangements, culture and mores of this Arab community.
  41. 41. ABU DHABI – PLAN 2030 OVER-ARCHING PRINCIPLES 1.  Abu Dhabi will be a contemporary expression of an Arab city, which has people living, doing, and thriving in healthy supportive proximity to one another. 2.  Abu Dhabi will continue its practice of measured growth reflecting a sustainable economy, rather than uncontrolled growth. 3.  Abu Dhabi will respect, be scaled to, and shaped by the natural environment of sensitive coastal and desert ecologies. 4.  Abu Dhabi will manifest its role and stature as a capital city. 5.  Abu Dhabi’s urban fabric and community infrastructure will enable the values, social arrangements, culture and mores of this Arab community.
  42. 42. THEMES FROM THE NEW URBANISM DIVERSITY DENSITY USE MIX SOCIAL MIX WALKABILITY SUSTAINABILITY OPEN SPACE BEAUTY VITALITY CULTURE CHARACTER HUMAN SCALE

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