Urban Planning

Rapid urbanisation means greater demand for housing, increasing pressure on infrastructure such as roads, water, power and waste management services.

BCI Urban Planning team is passionate about sustainability and believes that application of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at local community level and New Urban Agenda and Local Agenda 21 guidelines would help induce contextual specificity and cultural sensitivity in the urban design and planning of a project.

Our highly qualified team of urban planners together with the resources of our university partners work to ensure that our projects are properly planned and managed. This creates opportunity for economic participation resulting in higher employment and wages which in turn generate growth in the local economy.

BCI’s ideology is to propose the best possible urban planning solution for each community based on the analysis of their specific contexts, demographics, geographic and climatic data, flora and fauna, cultural heritage and social capital, instead of devising a utopian concept that is applicable anywhere. In this context, our approach is predicated on sustainability, affordability, cultural identity, public health, functionality and pragmatism, good aesthetics, flexibility, speed of construction and durability.

Moreover, BCI implements high-quality urban planning solutions applying global best practice in the ever more important realms of:

  • urban mobility,
  • circular economy and
  • off-grid infrastructure solutions.

This strategy allows the implementation of elements such as safety, self-surveillance, resilience, social cohesion and communal engagement to flourish and the advance of the urban development as a process to progress.