Our work is driven by social and environmental values drawing on the collective skills and experience of the members and partners in the private, civic, NGO, academic and public sectors. We develop land aligned to our values as well as offering consulting services to assist existing projects achieve better long-term social, economic and environmental outcomes. For example the Lukhanyo Hub neighbourhood centre project that we have created in South Africa has been embraced by the government as an official Test Bed development for replication. An innovative cross-government department Task Team has been formed, which we jointly coordinate, to co-create a project delivery model based on our approach, called the Resilient Neighbourhood Model (RNM) for future government projects.

Core Members of Collective + Partners

RCDC’s primary service is to implement the Resilient Neighbourhood Model, which aims to provide context-specific solutions. No two sites are the same, which is why RCDC has build a collective of partners, from which service providers can be drawn that are required to meet the needs of specific projects.



Byron Hanslo

Managing Director

Byron holds a MSc Degree in Project Management (Construction), a BSc Degree in Construction Management, and a Diploma in Building, Quantity Surveying & Construction Management. He is a Director of a South African early childhood development NGO. He has public and private sector experience and has worked in Africa and Europe. His areas of expertise are infrastructure project management, quantity surveying and fund administration.

Ben Mansfield


Ben holds a MLA Degree in Landscape Architecture and a BSc (Hons) Degree in Environmental Management. He has worked in Africa, Asia and Europe. His areas of expertise and experience are urban design, landscape architecture, environmental management and project management.

Collective Members Led By


OKRA - Martin Knujit

1 to 1 Agency of Engagement - Jhono Bennet

Isidima - Jonny Harris

Sothemu Holdings - Martin Kabwiri

ECG - Tom Buschman

Pat Nayler Architects - Pat Nayler

Urban Works - Thiresh Govender

Jack Carter Architects - Jack Carter

Slingshot Media - Karin & Rob Schermbrucker

LUFN - Jeremy Jones

ETH University - Dr Lindsay Howe