We develop solutions to development challenges
MCA offers spatial planning; innovative urban research and exploration (our urban lab); and development and technical assistance. Spatial planning is done across all scales, from local development plans to municipal and regional development frameworks. Innovative urban research and exploration is based on the latest planning research and thinking, and development and technical assistance draws on progressive development approaches.
There are many definitions for the term spatial planning, some elaborate and some to the point. MCA sees it as a strategic process, integrating social, environmental, cultural and economic interests to establish a vision for the development of sustainable, equitable, attractive and functional environments. Spatial plan making is essentially a balancing act of the countless challenges faced by cities and towns today.
We offer research and guideline development based on innovative thinking. Our approach is to promote a spatial pattern of land use that supports and encourages sustainable development and allows for the functioning of integrated natural systems.