We work with forward thinking ideas and people.
MCA is an urban and environmental planning firm that seeks to make and build connections across ideas, scales, systems and with people.
MCA’s mission is bring our talents to projects and work with others to build a coherent solution for our Clients that respects present and future life on our planet.
On larger projects MCA works in a networked manner with other professionals who share our aspirations and goals.
The skills of MCA are related to understanding how the influences from different scales and systems come together in a coherent whole. It is also about managing processes through which ideas and disciplines are connected.
Innovation comes from making the connections between cutting edge research/insight and the development challenges that impact us daily. Resolving tensions between ideal scenarios and on-the-ground reality is what we do to create dynamic and practical solutions. Knowing what technology can do for you in this quest is essential. It is in this realm that MCA thrives.
Connecting scales and systems
We build on our experience and expertise to contextualise challenges across scales and systems. This includes a focus on processes through which shared visions and plans emerge. We aim to achieve solutions that achieve co-benefits across the economic, equity and ecological spectrum.
MCA works in partnership with forward thinking people and clients in the interests of doing today, what will lead to a sustainable, happy, fulfilled and healthy world tomorrow. That involves creatively working with people of different disciplines and backgrounds to create relevant and sound solutions.
Matthew has developed a thorough understanding of governmental systems and challenges – from public finance through to local government planning. Matthew is able to see the big picture and to inspire a team to produce excellent results.
Gill CullinanCity and Regional Planner
Gill is a Professional City and Regional Planner with an MCRP from UCT. Gill has worked as a writer and editor for local and international publications for the past 15 years, and has spent the past eight years as part of the MCA team.