Science Target Conference Systems, Ajman 4th International Environment Conference 2016

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TOWARDS THE 2ND SUSTAINABLE CITY IN THE MIDDLE EAST: RETRANSFORMING AND APPLYING THE PRS AND THE ESTIDAMA FIRST MODEL OF ABU DHABI MASTER PLAN 2030 ON RAS EL KHAIMAH COSTAL CITY
Aia Mohamed Sherif, Hagar Mohamed Shalaby, Hasim Altan

Last modified: 2016-01-04

Abstract


Consisted of three rating stages; Design rating, Construction rating and Operational rating processes, the new Pearl rating system is the core of UAE Estidama program that was introduced to the world under the vision of Abu Dhabi master plan 2030 "towards the first sustainable capital in the Middle East". By monitoring every stage in a building life cycle, the (PRS) will guarantee applying all development aspects in a sustainable manner. For one of the most rising countries in the Middle East that is rushing to be one of the best developed country in the region, having one city as the 1st sustainable capital is not enough for conserving the heritage, culture and the unique virgin environment of the Arabian Gulf western shore through the three pillars of sustainability; environmental, economic and social. A small city as Ras El Khaimah with its few resources and its richness with desert hidden treasures can be a good second step to reapplying the vision of Abu Dhabi 2030 Estidama program.

This paper will present two detailed analytical studies regarding Abu Dhabi master plan 2030 and Ras El Khaimah current situation in order to investigate the obstacles facing the sustainable development in the city under the Estidama program. The aim is to generate a guideline and a set of recommendations should be taken care of during the development process and applying the PRS and the UAE Estidama program.

 

Key words: Sustainable Development, Abu Dhabi Vision 2030, Ras Al Khaimah, Pearl Rating System, Estidama.