Citi Housing’s infrastructure is resident friendly. Its facilities and systems are created for the convenience and ease of residents. These systems are high-cost investments and are vital to the homeowners to lead a civilized life. Citi Housing is modeled on the self-sustaining resilient structure and function of natural ecosystems. It endeavors to provide healthy richness to its residents. The development vision of the management is to create and support modernization of the electricity distribution, sewerage, water supply, streetscapes, and horticulture systems. It also aims to promote integration of information and communication technology. Citi is designed with attention to environmental impact, and repeatedly educate its residents to minimize consumption of energy, water, and food, and also to avoid pollution of heat, air, and water.


Self-sustaining resilient structure

Citi Housing is modeled on the self-sustaining resilient structure and function of natural ecosystems. It endeavors to provide healthy richness to its residents. Citi is designed with attention to environmental impact, and repeatedly educate its residents to minimize consumption of energy, water, and food, and also to avoid pollution of heat, air, and water.

Citi Housing gives importance to prevalent trends of sustainability in urban planning. It is guided by a sustainable planning and management vision that encourages green space, and energy conservation. Citi has made significant investment in construction of footpaths, green public spaces and provision of amenities for household usage:

  • Citi Housing has applied several methods to reduce the need for air conditioning, such as planting trees and promoting natural ventilation systems in houses.
  • Citi has designed waterfalls, water fountains and green spaces. These measures counter the "heat island effect" which has made Citi Housing several degrees Celsius cooler than center of busy cities areas.
  • Citi follow optimal building density to avoid the creation of urban heat islands.
  • Construction of sustainable underground sewerage system with low environmental impact to drain away dirty and rainwater through collection, storage, and cleaning before allowing it to be released slowly back into the environment, such as into water courses.
  • Citi emphasized on plants whose natural requirements are appropriate to the local climate, and care is exercised to avoid losing water to evaporation and overspill.



Experience hassle free essential services

Citi Housing’s qualified and resourceful Engineering Wing has provided service corridors to carry buried utility cables of power and telecommunications and pipelines of natural gas, water, and sewage. Whatever residents need, Citi get them where they want it and when they want it.

Power & Telecommunications Cables: Citi Housing has undergrounded overhead power and telecommunications (fiber optics, cable television, and telephone) cables. Direct burial power cable is a special type cable that is designed to be run in a trench underground without the use of conduit to surround it. The electrical wires are encased in a thermoplastic sheath that seals out moisture and protects the wires within. Undergrounding cost of burying cables is several times greater than overhead power lines. Buried power lines are protected from the wind, tree damage and heavy rains that are common causes of outages, and so suffer fewer weather or vegetation-related outages.

Benefits of using underground cables:

  • Suitable for congested urban areas.
  • Small voltage drops.
  • Fewer faults.
  • Not susceptible to shaking and shorting due to vibrations, wind, accidents, etc.
  • Not easy to steal, make illegal connections or sabotage.

Underground Sanitary Sewer System Storm and sewer water, if left unmanaged, has the potential to cause unintended damage to residential, commercial, and industrial properties. Also, unmanaged storm and sewer water can harm pedestrians and the environment. Citi Housing has constructed an intricate underground network of sanitary sewer pipelines from multiple properties to a single treatment facility for disposal or redistribution. This system deal with black water (water contaminated with fecal matter/urine), greywater (wastewater from sources other than toilet: shower, sink, washing machine), and storm water.

Citi’s gravity sanitary sewer system guarantees hassle free waste disposal for the homeowners. There is no unpleasant odors or insects due to the containment of waste in closed underground pipelines. Maintenance Department consistently controls and refined Blackwater and greywater for reuse. In addition, system handles heavy flow of debris and solid waste. It can tolerate extreme hot/cold environments because of deep underground construction. Procurement Department always select best quality of pipes to avoid groundwater contamination



Self-generation of electricity to keep homeowners delighted

To maintain the life of the human community, and in order to facilitate the life, many important inventions were discovered. There is no doubt that the most important of these inventions is electricity, which we depend on in the current modern time. We better understand the importance of electricity in our life during a few minutes of power outages we encounter. The people’s social life almost stops in power outages. They do not know what to do. They cannot carry out activities thay made a habit of. For instance, computer and television, that we are addicted to, are the best examples of these. This is an indicator of how much electricity is important in our lives.

Planned and unplanned power failures may be short-term or a long-term loss of the electricity from SOURCE. There are many causes of power failures in an electricity network. Examples of these causes include faults at power stations, damage to electric transmission lines, substations or other parts of the distribution system, a short circuit, or the overloading of electricity mains.

Power failures are particularly critical during extreme hot and cold climate putting public safety are at risk. In order to eliminate consequences of a daily and frequent power outages, Citi Housing has made an elaborate arrangement for supply of uninterrupted electricity for domestic usage to provide peace of mind and improve quality of life of residents. Standby generating sets are selected based on the electrical load they are intended to supply, the electrical load's characteristics such as kW, kVA, harmonic content, surge currents (e.g., motor starting current) and non-linear loads. The expected duty (such as emergency, prime or continuous power) as well as environmental conditions (such as altitude, temperature and exhaust emissions regulations) are also taken into consideration.

Citi Housing’s power generation supported by state-of-the-art underground cables network is meant to ensure uninterrupted power supply to every household, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The amenity offers comfortable lifestyle where residents can enjoy every season and every moment of their life to the fullest.



Experience hassle free essential services

Reducing the distance between people, markets, services and knowledge – or simply ‘getting people connected’ – is a great part of what Citi Housing is all about. Citi roads network have meticulously been built to connect the various phases and amenities creating a sense of community like no one else does. Residents are able to benefit from the amenities & facilities with ease. The road network maintains the criticality of smooth flow of traffic.

Roads are like arteries in the human body, if any gets choked, the entire system suffers. There is a very strong positive correlation between a country's economic development and the quality of its road network. There are different type of roads constructed within Citi Housing, for example, boulevard, main road, street etc. and each type has its own importance and requirement.

Citi Housing’s road structure includes all road categories, facilities, structures, signage and markings, electrical systems, needed to provide for safe, trouble-free and efficient traffic.


Citi Streetscapes

Citi Housing – A visual image of sustainable City

Citi Housing has lavishly created aesthetic, visual effect and design quality of buildings, street surface and also the fixture and fittings through intimate attention to details and designs. The visual experience of a pedestrian heightens after viewing expensive plants along the streets, beautiful flowerbeds, clipped bushes, scenic pars with manicured grasslands punctuated with chunks of flowerbeds, monuments, streetlights, signage, and sidewalk configurations etc. Attention to streetscapes has improved walkability, place-making, and way-finding, and has maximized visual attractiveness. Sustainable streetscape helped create better places for present and future residents.

Citi Housing’s streetscape creates enjoyable environment for residents and visitors to visit and party. Amis of Citi’s sustainability initiative are:

1. Improve environmental quality by “improving air quality, reduce heat island effects, improve water quality, and reduce light pollution.”

2. Sustain social well-being by making the streets fit enough for public walking and gathering places where social interaction can occur on a regular basis,” and encourage outdoor activities.

3. Sustain economic vitality by reducing consumption of material resources.

4. Sustain limited natural resources regionally by reducing energy use, water use, and rain-water runoff by increasing permeable surface area and landscaping.

5. Sustain urban fabric by improving the visual image for Citi Housing.

6. Contribute to improved public health by facilitating and encouraging walking and other recreational activities within the community.



All retail items at your doorsteps

Commercial areas in Citi Housing are primarily composed of commercial buildings for banks, retails shops, office complexes, shopping malls, service stations and restaurants etc. Commercial activity includes the buying and selling of goods and services in retail businesses, wholesale buying and selling, banking and a wide variety of uses that are broadly classified as "business." Commercial activities generate employment, facilitate the flow of money, and also serve many other roles important to the community, such as public gathering and cultural events.

Residents of Citi Housing have no fear of being caught unprepared in a surprise guest visit, last date for payment of utility bills, and/or emergency need for cash. Citi Housing’s commercial areas are designed and managed to store all the retail items of daily and specific consumption. From grocery to designer clothes, to home décor are all available for the convenience and independence of residents.

Citi Housing carefully applies zoning laws to prevent conflicts between residential homeowners and businesses. Citi planners encourage businesses to assemble along central downtown areas. This helps to keep flow of traffic without unintended interruptions. In Citi Housing commercial area is also used for residential purposes with apartments over commercial shops on ground floor. Citi Housing discourages use of commercial property for industrial usage even with minimal emissions and transportation needs.



Main components of urban town planning and design

Elements of sustainable infrastructure are the pillars and main components of urban town planning and design in Citi Housing. These are summarized as follows:

  • Sidewalks: Sidewalks are designed to provide safe, attractive, interesting and comfortable spaces for pedestrians by providing well designed and coordinated tree planting, lighting and street furnishings.
  • Street corners: In Citi Housing, street corners provide increased pedestrian space and opportunity for social interaction through the placement of benches and site furnishings.
  • Trees and landscape strips: Citi’s landscape strips create a buffer from moving vehicles and street noise, and help pedestrians feel more comfortable walking along the street.
  • Planters: Citi has placed planters along streetscape to add color, texture and interest. Onlookers also find them at seating areas, along the edges of parking lots, and in clustered furnishing areas.
  • Street furnishing: Street furniture is complementary to the architectural style. The placement and design of the elements should be coordinated to avoid visual clutter. These elements may include Lighting Fixtures, Waste Receptacles, Benches, Signage, and Bicycle Racks” [9].
  • Benches: Benches are important resources that contribute to make the Citi Housing an enjoyable space for pedestrians. Seating provides welcome relief to families, and a place to sit together, interact, and observe.
  • Lighting: Lighting contributes in creating safe and esthetically pleasing public spaces. All pedestrian areas should be lit at night, and lighting should be used to confirm the elements of landscaping, decoration, and important buildings. All lighting fixtures should be energy efficient and provide minimal light emissions to prevent night sky pollution.
  • Trash receptacles: Trash receptacles are the most used element in Citi Housing. These are conveniently located for pedestrian traffic near benches, and other activity nodes.
  • Signage: Signage, in Citi Housing, plays an important role in creating a comfortable urban environment by establishing a visual guide and orientation tool for both pedestrians and drivers. The signage style is clear, and flexible.
  • Center Medians: Citi Housing’s landscaped center medians have dramatically altered the visual character of street for both motorists and pedestrians. Medians, in Citi Housing, provides space for planting, and seating for the pedestrians to rest and enjoy scenic beauty.
  • Curbs:In Citi Housing, edges of the sidewalk are built to act as a barrier to prevent vehicular traffic from riding up onto the sidewalk. Curb ramps are provided at all intersections and crosswalks, including mid-block crossings.
  • Crossing:Crosswalks, in Citi Housing, are a critical part of the pedestrian network. Enhanced crosswalk paving is done to make motorists more aware of pedestrian activity.
  • Greek artistic expression:Greek Monuments are known as Citi’s landmark adding richness to its landscape. Greek art tells complex stories about Greek rule over Egypt. These reinforces have become Citi’s identity, and provides a basis for resident’s pride and ownership. Streetscape elements, such as Lions on WAFI Gates, revolving light poles, meridians, sidewalks, expensive trees, and street furniture are elements for artistic expression.

Planning Services

Preserving the fundamental qualities of nature

Citi’s Planning Department is responsible for upholding the management’s vision to preserve the fundamental qualities that make Citi Housing an exceptional place through the implementation of following principles:

  • a: Reinforce the small town character by creating aesthetics and artistic landscapes.
  • b: Continuously promote the quality of life within all projects of Citi Housing.
  • c: Blend growth with the ability to maintain high quality public facilities and services.
  • d: Protect the harmony between development and its natural environment by protecting natural resources and avoiding development of hazardous areas.

Citi’s Planning Department assures that development is in compliance with the town’s approved plan, design and development standards, rules & regulations of development authorities, and town municipalities. The department offers a responsive developmental and environmental enforcement programs to assist with maintaining and promoting residents' quality of life.

Citi’s planning department takes into account four main principles of sustainable cities:

1. Urban Principles:

  • a. Legibility: Citi Housing is easily understood by residents and visitors and allows them to move about in the town with ease.
  • b. Comfort and safety: Citi Housing’s road network is responsive to the needs of all its users, motorized and non-motorized alike. It is designed and furnished for comfort and safety of all: pedestrians, drivers, strollers, street café patrons, shoppers, sightseers, etc.
  • c. Attractiveness: Citi’s streetscape elements are esthetically pleasing. It has improved its visual image and sustainability.

2. Social Principles:

  • a. Liveliness: In Citi Housing, road networks do not only function as mere movement and infrastructure corridors. It is designed as lively spaces where people can see other people and be seen, where they can meet and interact.
  • b. Supports healthy living: Healthy Citi residents have been provided with comfortable separation of pedestrians from vehicular, trash receptacles, benches, and pedestrian lighting.

3. Environmental Principles:

  • a. Liveliness: Citi Housing has applied several solutions that shrink impacts on environmental resources, and reduces impacts on the environment, support biodiversity, and imitate cultural context.
  • b. Supports healthy living: Citi follows a sustainable strategy to reduce the quantity of storm water overspill into storm drains unrestricted.
  • c. Energy consumption: Citi has implemented solutions that reduce energy consumption. For example, Citi supports energy efficient movement of people and goods, and solutions that use resources with lower operations and maintenance requirements