Public Realm Consistency Report

Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Applied Expertise

  • Urban Design
  • Visioning
  • Public Involvement
  • Comprehensive Planning
  • Economic Development


The Emirate of Abu Dhabi is a nation in transition, striving to plan a future that achieves the vision for the Emirate. This approach has led to intense planning efforts in Abu Dhabi and produced a wealth of documents that address a variety of development issues. In the spring of 2010, the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) retained peter j. smith & company to develop a Consistency Report in an effort to take stock of all of its planning efforts to date to enable efficient vision achievement. An evaluation methodology was established and each of more than 400 documents was reviewed and evaluated based on planning principles. The report is an indispensible sourcebook for information regarding planning efforts in the Emirate.