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RSK Environment, among the latest UK environmental consultancies to begin operations in the UAE, believes its entry into the Abu Dhabi market could not have been better timed, given the focus now being placed by the emirate on the environment and on sustainable buildings
The UAEs capital, Abu Dhabi, has the most compelling vision for the future, which was unveiled last year, says Neil Jacques, a spokesman for the RSK Group, which claims to be the UKs largest independently-owned multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy. Plan Abu Dhabi 2030: Urban Structure Framework Plan is widely acknowledged as an epochal masterpiece of urban planning, combining the spectacular and practical, with admirable nods to sustainability issues and historical reverence. By 2030, it will enable Abu Dhabi to triple its population to three million
Some of the forward-focused projects in the pipeline include the $22-billion Masdar City set to become the worlds first zero-waste, zero-carbon city and just one component of the overarching renewable energy vehicle, the Masdar Initiative and Saadiyat Island, a $27-billion venture designed to position Abu Dhabi as the Middle Easts cultural nexus with attractions like the worlds largest Guggenheim museum and …