City Think Space is a specialist urban design, city planning, urban strategy and project packaging consultancy in Cape Town, South Africa. We provide innovative, creative and sustainable solutions for the urban development arena based on the principles and application of integrated, sustainable development. Our aim is to make a positive, design led contribution to the transformation, regeneration and rebuilding of Africa’s cities, towns and villages.


Spatial Planning

Garden Cities New Town Development New Town,

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

CLIENT: Garden Cities Inc. & Basil Read Development

Basil Read Development was appointed to assist Garden Cities Inc. with the design and development management of the new Garden City New Town in 2007. The site, on the outskirts of Cape Town, is 767hectares and intended as a mixed-use, integrated development.

The housing component includes a range of housing types and income groups from single residential subsidy housing to gap housing in multi-storey blocks. CTS worked with team leaders MLH Architects and Planners to prepare an urban design framework and guidelines for Phase 1 of the development (219ha and 4000 dwelling units). The framework integrates housing designs, site layout, location of community facilities and transport requirements. The project successfully achieved town planning and environmental approvals at the end of 2011. 

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