Tools at the forefront

of change in our cities

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We use a trans-disciplinary approach and creative methods to research and analyse several key areas of urban life to improve the cities of tomorrow. Through studies, analyses, data and dialogue we seek to understand systems (how things are interconnected), identify challenges and propose new opportunities.

Public Space and Street Audits  - Economic Studies - Site Assessments - Public Life Observations - Area Surveys - Urban Trends Analysis - Precinct Analysis - Mapping - Walkability Audit - Development Scenarios - Mobility Surveys - Policy Evaluation

Our recent research work

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Urban Strategy and Visioning

We help facilitate the development of visions and strategies for governments developers, community organisations, or for specific places or precincts. We create specific actions, techniques, and activities from this that can encourage implementation. Through collaboration and foresight, our visions and strategies connect the present to the desired futures of the organisations we work with.

Visioning Workshops - Strategic Planning - Place led Development Strategies -  Public and Government Engagement Strategies - Area Guidelines - Development Scenarios - Foresight and Trend Analysis - Training and Capacity Building - Policy Development - Monitoring and Evaluation

Our recent Urban Strategy and Visioning work

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Consulting and Advisory Services

We advise the private, public, civil society and social sectors in numerous ways to guide their current or future initiative. We create constructive spaces to help our clients and partners see a wider world of opportunities, build foresight into their projects or organisations and debate and review ideas.

Our recent consulting and advisory work

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Project Facilitation and Management

We manage and drive projects and processes to achieve meaningful impact and the desired outcomes. We do this across the pre-design, design, delivery and monitoring phase of a project. This involves effective collaboration with built environment practitioners, lobbying business and government where necessary and maintaining productive relationships with communities.

Our recent Project Facilitation and Management work

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Stakeholder Engagement

We are skilled and experienced in conducting detailed stakeholder engagement using creative approaches such as labs, site meetings, workshops and mapping. These stakeholders typically include spheres of government, companies, landlords, community groups, commuters and residents.

Community Engagement - Public Participation Strategies - Corporate Engagement - Urban Laboratories - Government Lobbying - Stakeholder Mapping - Platform Development - Leadership Engagement - Sentiment Studies

Our recent Stakeholder Engagement work

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Our design services include the conceptual design of urban spaces and tactical interventions at various scales.

Design workshops - Concept Design Development - Urban Design Consultation - Tactical Intervention Design - Public Space Activation - Visual Design

Our recent Design work

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Curation and Competitions

We curate national and international conferences, exhibitions and events, as well as organise design competitions and charrettes using our global network of design and industry contacts.

Event curation - Design Competitions - Exhibition Curation - Design Charrettes - Knowledge Sharing - Academic Programmes - Walking Tours

Our recent Curation and Competitions work

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We craft and implement communication strategies to build local and global awareness for projects and clients, shifting perspectives and changing perceptions about places.

Communication Strategy - Place Branding and Identity - Content Creation - Media engagement - Writing - Infographics - Storytelling - Project Presentations

Our recent Communication work


We work across various industries and sectors.
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Working closely with innovative and ambitious housing developers in the private, affordable, and social housing sectors to drive innovation and inclusive development.

I → 002
Real Estate

Guiding and supporting property projects that are shaping how we live, work, and socialise, into the future.

I → 003
Urban Realm and Public Spaces

Developing strategies, tactics, and ideas to transform urban spaces, seeking to create vibrant, inclusive, safe, and unique experiences, that enhance the quality of life for all city residents.

I → 004
Transport and mobility

Working with different stakeholders in the mobility sector to unlock the full social and environmental benefits of mobility today and how we will move in the future.

I → 005
Walking and Cycling

Helping cities, towns, and groups conceptualise and implement projects that places walking and non-motorised transport at the heart of transforming urban areas.

I → 006
Arts, Culture and Design

Working with leading institutions to create arts and culture projects that bring joy, vibrancy, and life to urban areas, communities, and places.

I → 007

Developing creative learning and education programmes with universities and knowledge institutions to shape the minds of students through in-depth, immersive programming and critical conversations about the future of cities.

I → 008

Working with governments , government agencies, and embassies to embed foresight, creativity and innovation into public infrastructure and policy projects.

I → 009
Smart Cities

Working to guide and implement our smart(er) city principles and strategies in the public and private sectors, driving new cultures and innovations.

Let’s build better cities and spaces of tomorrow

If you have a project in mind, we would be happy to have a chat about how we can help make that happen.

Reach out to schedule a strategic session focused on your business, project, or environment.

Rashiq Fataar
Rouen Smit
37 Parliament Street
Church Square
Cape Town City Centre
Cape Town, 8000
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