*Making Places *Changing Lives * Shaping Africa

URBANSMART

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

Ownership

The firm is fifty (50%) female-owned and managed, and is a Level 4 BEE contributor.

BEE

Level 4 Contributor

 

For a current BEE Certificate please click here to download.

2010 - present

Company Policies
Employment Equity

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.

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