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A delegation of Chinese experts will visit Abu Dhabi on a two-day fact-finding mission to study Estidama, the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council’s (UPC) internationally recognised sustainability programme.
The visiting party represents the Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation, which recognises innovation in improving social, economic and environmental sustainability in cities and regions. The UPC participated in the awards last year and was the only contestant from the Middle East and North Africa to be shortlisted.
The visit is an opportunity for the delegation to learn about the UPC’s role as a sustainability leader in the Middle East. The delegation will be given detailed insights into the workings of the UPC’s Estidama Pearl Rating System, Abu Dhabi’s mandatory sustainability rating system, which guides development projects through design, construction and operation. There will also be a tour of Masdar City, Abu Dhabi’s low-carbon, sustainable development.
“The fact that Estidama was shortlisted for such a prestigious award and is now the basis of a visit by the Guangzhou delegation is further demonstration that it is being recognised beyond this region as a sustainability programme that features a unique combination of global and local best practice,” said Mohamed Al Khadar, Executive Director of Urban Development and Estidama Sector at UPC.
The delegation will be given a comprehensive overview of the Masdar City Master Plan. They will visit some of the cutting-edge buildings that have already received Estidama Pearl Rating, the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology and the Personal Rapid Transit driverless transportation system.
Source: Property Weekly