Dubai Municipality mulls design course for architecture students
Dubai Municipality is looking into a specialised course that caters to the conditions and requirements of comprehensive design.
Dubai Municipality (DM) is considering adding certain design requirements for university courses that are studied by architecture students in the UAE.
In coordination with universities across the country, DM’s Building Licensing Department is studying the possibility of launching a project to add a specialised course that caters to the conditions and requirements of comprehensive design.
According to WAM, the course will encompass all categories – including the People of Determination, people with disabilities and the elderly – in university courses studied by architecture students.
The UAE state news agency said the move is part of DM’s efforts to “achieve the vision of the wise leadership, and is in line with the efforts of the Dubai government towards an inclusive society in which the People of Determination will be able to live happily and comfortably”.
Speaking on the proposal, Dawood Al Hajiri, DM director general, said: "The course will help students to meet their needs and contribute to supporting the government's goal of integrating and empowering them.
“It is also in line with the community-based initiative, 'My Community is a Place for All' launched by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, to transform Dubai into a city friendly for the People of Determination by 2020."
The study, Al Hajiri added, is based on the corporate value of Dubai Municipality, and its belief in the importance of the role played by the youth in the development of society, noting also DM’s efforts that contribute to Dubai’s strategy in supporting People of Determination.