Building planning and architecture should comply with global standards, including providing sufficient green areas for sustainable economic, social and environmental development, said the Ajman Document 2010-2013.
This was announced by Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of Ajman Municipality and Planning Department, on the sidelines of the recent International Ajman Urban Planning Conference.
Consultants and contractors should use modern techniques and building materials that ensure rationalisation of electricity and water consumption. Also, modern methods of waste collection and disposal should be used in buildings for smoother recycling operations, he said.
The Ajman Document stressed on modifying the emirate's mass transport facilities for less carbon emission and increased ease and affordability of public transportation.
Sheikh Rashid said both public and private companies in Ajman should curb pollution, whether from carbon emission or through any inappropriate waste and debris disposal.
The document also gave high priority to safeguarding the identity of the city by maintaining its heritage buildings and sites. Development projects should be designed to attract investors and tourists alike.