Abu Dhabi's Urban Planning Council, UPC, yesterday launched a comprehensively upgraded online application that allows planners and engineers to design safer and more walkable streets.
The new and improved Abu Dhabi Urban Street and Utility Design tool was unveiled on the second day of the Cityscape Abu Dhabi property exhibition held at ADNEC. Developed by the UPC, the software provides cross-section and overhead views of a variety of street scenes, allowing designers to set road and sidewalk elements, and incorporate features such as parking, public transport, landscaping and utility corridors, all within the guidelines of the UPC's frameworks and manuals.
Senior executives from the UPC held live demonstrations of the tool, going through its expanded capabilities, before handing over to delegates to design their own streets. Visitors to the UPC stand learned how to create a street design that falls within the specifications of the UPC's Abu Dhabi Urban Street Design Manual.
Abdulla Al Sahi, Executive Director, Planning and Infrastructure Sector, UPC, said, "What better place than the tenth anniversary of Cityscape Abu Dhabi to launch such an important tool that will have an enormous impact on the design of our streets.