july, 2014


Witteveen+Bos Showcase

Event Details

How can we solve more socio-economic problems by focusing on revenue models and market-based activities in the (re)development of areas?

Market-based activities are now recognised as potential solutions to major sustainable development challenges – reducing poverty, enhancing livelihoods, protecting ecosystems, and tackling climate change.

In Department of Design, Matthew Marshall will showcase the Green Business Hub Rwanda as an example of private sector investment and business development as a driver for food security, long-term employment and affordable housing. With a local co-host he will discuss the opportunities and challenges of the extensive use of this approach in SA.

Witteveen+Bos offers its clients valued-added consultancy and design services with sustainable positive social and environmental impact. Their goal is to deliver reliable solutions built on knowledge, experience, intellect and social insight based on the core values of professionalism, respect and integrity. Matthew Marshall is an expert on the development and maintenance of sustainable urban areas. With a passion for the creation of resilient cities to provide safe and healthy living conditions through market-based activities and profitable business cases.

Participation: Limited space available; please enquire to RSVP@departmentofdesign.nl

Parking: Information may be found here.



(Thursday) 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM


Department of Design

8 Vrede Street, Gardens 8001 Cape Town, South Africa


Department of Design