communiTgrow offers a regernative solution to building sustainable cities in Africa by partnering with governments and landowners to deliver large-scale projects which maximise the potential of African communities. The collective was started in 2006 in Cape Town, when the need for community based solutions to urbanisation in the metrople and the rest of Africa became obvious.
Urbanisation in Africa calls for the development of infrastructure, homes, amenities, educational and healthcare facilities for what will be 2 billion people by 2050. It is estimated that 800 new cities, consisting of a million people each, will be needed to accomodate everybody on the continent in the next 40 years. Here, we are faced with the opportunity to proactively design urban communities that allow regions to thrive in a sustainable manner.
communiTgrow’s model for sustainable urban communities consists of 6 Pillars that form the foundation of a regenerative community development, ensuring that people and the environment can flourish.
communiTgrow is a partnership of 5 companies that bring together the disciplines of Architecture, Environmental Management, Urban Design, Sustainability Planning, Property Development and Project Management whose projects include the MyCiti IRT infrastructure in Cape Town, the Cape Town Stadium and the Cape Town International Airport amongst an spectrum of residential property developments throughout Cape Town.
CommuniTgrow’s pilot project, Wescape, is situated in Cape Town where the city is faced with a housing backlog of almost half a million. Wescape will assist in providing solutions to many of the metropole’s economic expansion requirements and 20 year plan for education, housing and healthcare.