in Al Ain City Dr. Naeema Al Hosani Geography & Urban Planning Department Assistant Dean for Student Aﬀairs Assistant Professor of Cartography University of United Arab Emirates (UAEU) Email: [email protected] Minneapolis, MN October 14th–17th, 2015
which means 'the spring' in Arabic, holds many of the emirate's greatest cultural assets and called soul of the Emirate. • Covering an area of 1,270,000 hectares, With a population of 0.6 million (2014) . • Al Ain is rich in areas of archaeological and environmental importance, characterized by the diverse landscapes of sweeping dunes and alluvial planes, along with agricultural activity and animal husbandry. • City is also an important economic and social hub. • According to statistics released by the Statistics Centre-‐Abu Dhabi shows that Al Ain residents who are growing the oldest and living for three years longer with others.
is experiencing a rapid population growth and its associated population spatio-‐ temporal dynamics (migration), which is a widespread national and international issue of importance and interest. This importance is based on the facts that associated and important landscape modiﬁcations occurred as a result of many migration-‐ related factors.
objectives. Among these, the following were be considered to be the primary objectives: • To investigate the socio-‐cultural impact among educators (UAEU) in Al Ain city land use map, and how satisﬁed are they with Quality of services oﬀered by Al Ain city • To examine the people’s (UAEU) opinion of the major changes in landscape elements, their importance, methods to meet the increased multicultural needs of the population. • To identify new developments in this city in order to best accommodate the increasing cultural diversity of its population.
• Plan Al Ain 2030 comprises a regional and urban structure framework plan. • This plan was developed to evaluate current and future development challenges in Al Ain and support the evolution of the city into a model desert community • 2030 Urban Structure Framework Plan, released in 2009, covers the City of Al Ain. • Plan Al Ain Region 2030 Regional Structure Framework Plan covers the 20 settlements of the Al Ain Region. • This long-‐term plan is part of the overall vision for the region of Al Ain.
• Plan Al Ain 2030 promises special treatment for the city’s oases, ensuring that they remain at the heart of the community for generations to come. • It supports traditional Bedouin living too. • The Urban Structure Framework Plan began creating a regional development strategy for the settlements located in Al Ain region. • The Al Ain Regional Structure Framework combine together with the Al Ain City Urban Structure Framework Plan • This plan was design for much-‐needed balance between conservation and development. • It explores the need to conserve ground water resources and protect natural habitats
was carefully balances between facing globalization, on the one hand, and local/ethnical identities on the other. • Using a traditional approach it combines a strategic consideration based on local identity with a structural framework, intended to foster the authentic Arabic identity of Al Ain while supporting continuous evolution and growth.
that combines both quantitative and qualitative forms. Primary data was collected through key informant through interview among educators (UAEU) in Al Ain. Second data was collected from Al Ain Municipality sector such as professions from Al Ain Town Planning section and a questionnaire survey. • The collected data was coded and analyzed using Excel program. • The data is presented using graphical techniques like charts.
intelligent and achievable framework for expanding Al Ain into an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable city. • Through a balance of conservation and development, Plan Al Ain 2030 will foster the authentic Arabic identity of Al Ain whilst supporting a continuously evolving modern culture. • Plan Al Ain 2030 strikes a delicate and much-‐needed balance between conservation and development • Plan Al Ain 2030 was developed to make a modiﬁcation for Al Ain's future generations by designing structures that can improve sustainability of various aspects of the city.