Renier Smith is Group Manager: Engineering and Planning for Garden Cities NPC(RF). We spoke to him about the successful implementation of a green building programme.Sustainable-Housing-in-Practice
Founded in 1919 with a vision to uplift communities through the building of quality affordable homes in harmony with nature, Garden Cities is both the Western Cape’s oldest residential property developer and a pioneer of sustainable development in South Africa.
Garden Cities is breaking new ground in the establishment and refinement of green building design principles as the standard for all current and future development. We aim to promote urban households and whole communities who live daily with a lighter ecological footprint. In the design of our homes, we are striving to help residents save…
With prescience, and a built-in viewfinder focused on future needs and conditions, Garden Cities had, before the onset of the current difficult times, already moved more assertively into creating new models for a living environment. Not only has it been vigorously striving to enable home ownership for the province’s historically deprived people but forward planning…
A successful community initiative aimed at rehabilitating and maintaining the social, ecological and amenity value of the Mosselbank River corridor in Greenville Garden City, Fisantekraal is well established and operating from its headquarters in the development.
The Western Cape’s oldest residential development company, 100-year-old Garden Cities, has taken a lead in the application of South Africa’s most up-to-the-minute construction code.