Community Engagement

Participatory Design | Facilitating Urban Leaders


Urban Agriculture and Food Security | Engineering | Renewable Energy | Water | Drainage

Economic Model Development

Long-term Management | Economic Growth | Feasibility | Partnerships

Project Management

Land Development | Programme Curation | Coordination and Communications

Research + Reporting

Research projects | Integrating theory and practise | Impact measurement and reporting | GIS

Design Work

Urban Design | Sustainable Design | Architecture | Landscape Architecture

Bring to bear a unique team with decades of experience successfully navigating the complex realm of urban development.

We offer a full range of services to help you successfully deliver built environment projects, from new developments to urban regeneration to research-by-design, and much more.

Aligned in values and methodology, we draw from our collective’s interdisciplinary pool of expertise, working together seamlessly and with passion to meet your specific needs.

Services can be conducted individually or as a comprehensive package, coordinated via our experienced project management team. 


Work with us and...

Dramatically reduce risk

Our method of partnering with communities not only ensures democratic development and removes barriers, it provides comprehensive market intelligence of the social and economic realities of the territory you are operating in.

Execute breakthrough strategies

Find previously undiscovered ways of meeting and exceeding your objectives via our methodology that helps development processes to leverage the complexity of the urban environment, rather than being overwhelmed by it.

Integrate sustainability and resilience capacity

Our interdisciplinary team ensures development is future proof through a combination of integrated cutting edge techniques and technologies, capacity building and our ‘light touch, big difference’ approach.

Be recognised as a key changemaker

Working with RCDC means your work will genuinely positively impact urban systems and improve sustainability.
Supported by our graphic renderings, visual storytelling and communications platforms, we can help this important work be seen.

Executive Team


Byron Hanslo

Managing Director

Byron is a passionate Project Manager and believes that all projects can be delivered to a realistic time and budget through careful planning and good project governance.

Byron holds a Master of Science (MSc) Degree in Project Management (Construction), a Bachelors Degree in Construction Management and a Diploma in Building (Quantity Surveying & Construction Management). 

He has public and private sector experience and has worked in South Africa and the United Kingdom. His areas of expertise relate to infrastructure project management, quantity surveying and fund administration. 

Ben Mansfield

Ben Mansfield


Ben has worked in South Africa, Europe and Asia. His areas of expertise relate to urban design, landscape architecture and environmental management.

Ben holds a Masters in Landscape Architecture and a BSc (Hons). 

Ben is one of the founders of the Resilient Civic Design Collective (RCDC). Ben developed the concept for and is implementing Lukhanyo Hub, a new ‘catalytic’ model for delivering high quality education, training, and recreation programs delivered through innovative buildings, energy systems, and outdoor spaces in economically underprivileged areas.


The Collective

Our interdisciplinary collective, aligned in values and methodology, can plan, design and deliver sustainable urban developments from beginning to end.

Our collective consists of proven organisations, led by thinkers who have been paving the way for an alternative model of community engagement and sustainable development for many years.

We select and coordinate project teams from this pool to deliver bespoke and lean development solutions for our clients.

This allows us to ensure a comprehensive, unified development process meeting the highest professional design standards.

How we were formed...