The Degree of Security Integration in Urban Planning

  • Noura Zaid H. Alomaira

    Student thesis: Master's Thesis


    People's security is imperative in any structured and governed society. It is vital that governments and other interested stakeholders have to consider, uphold and factor the various issues and matters pertaining to urban development. Consequently, this paper revolves around what is essential to sustain the urban development and advance the country's ambitions so that Abu Dhabi as a city can be able to integrate these security measures to counter its main security threats, whether international or domestic, into its urban development. It is important to explore the degree of security issues integration into urban planning outcomes of any Urban Planning Agency. A relevant goal is to outline the steps leading to optimized security of residents of urban areas in Abu Dhabi. Therefore, this paper offers a through and continual assessment of the contributions of Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council's (UPC) initiatives with a research run in order to determine and provide significant insights into the security dimensions of this process. The research methodology used in the study combines primary and secondary methods of data collection in order to elicit comprehensive information revolving around the impact of the capability maturity level on urban planning practices in Abu Dhabi. The major conclusion presented in the research is associated with the belief that an adequately represented the degree of integrated security challenges in urban planning operations suggests a high-level security of the respective areas. The research using both primary and secondary methodologies was able to derive that the urban planning agencies do function as well orchestrated and manned organization with a positive and structured perception on security.
    Date of AwardJul 2017
    Original languageAmerican English
    SupervisorAthol Yates (Supervisor)


    • Security Integration
    • Urban Planning Agency
    • Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council.

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