*Making Places *Changing Lives * Shaping Africa
Headed by Ms. Nadia Schoeman, the firm makes use of specialised project teams to offer clients a total development solution requiring statutory planning, strategic planning, urban modelling, healthcare planning, infrastructure planning, urban design, project management, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), AutoCad, project management, and legal and environmental skills. By making use of specialised ad-hoc project teams, the firm is able to reduce core operational costs, thereby reducing cost to the client. As such, the core team of the firm is kept at a minimum.
The firm's client base includes private property owners, commercial developers and government entities.
Company Registration with Profesional Body - SAACPP : 0282
Company Registration : 2008 / 002074 / 07
VAT Registration (SARS) : 494 024 7184
The firm or individual directors are also registered with the following bodies:
SACTRP : South African Council for Town and Regional Planners
SAPI : South African Planning Institute
SAPOA : South African Property Owners Association
ECSA : Engineering Council of South Africa
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Ownership and BEE Status
2010 - present
The firm is fifty (50%) female-owned and managed, and is a Level 4 BEE contributor.
Level 4 Contributor
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2010 - present
It is company policy to provide equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed or gender. When employment opportunities arise, preference is given to Historically Disadvantaged Individuals (HDIs).
Social and Environmental Responsibility
The URBANSMART way is not only about providing our clients with appropriate, efficient and cost-effective town-planning services, but also building a better tomorrow - i.e. making places, changing lives, shaping Africa. In striving to do so, the firm pursues a number of initiatives:
It encourages and supports staff in studying further in any business-related area that can be of benefit.
It supports the training of individuals in the scare-skills occupations by assisting town planning students with resources, mentoring and job opportunities.
It support the sustainable use of natural resources by supporting the Mondi Recycling Initiative, and only using paper from companies complying with the requirements of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
It respects the intellectual property of other companies, and only makes use of licensed software.
The URBANSMART 'back to schoo'l initiative. This initiative provides several scholars from disadvantaged backgrounds with financial support in respect of stationary, clothing, study material, and tuition fees.