Catalytic Urban (re) Development Programs and Projects: Opportunities for New Partnerships, Innovative Financing and Improved Preparation for Implementation (24 July 2017 - 26 July 2017)


Catalytic Urban Final Agenda

Workshop Report


Day 1: Catalytic Land Development - Inception and Concept

08h00 - 08h30: Welcoming remarks

08h00 – 08h10: Ambassador Helene Budliger Artieda (Embassy of Switzerland)

08h10 – 08h20: Paul Noumba Um, World Bank Country Director for South Africa 

08h20 – 08h30: Malijeng Ngqaleni, DDG Head of Intergovernmental Relations National Treasury 

08h30 – 08h45: Overview of 3 days (Moderator)


08h45 – 10h30: Key City Challenges for SA, and policy responses to these challenges

08h45 – 09h10 (1A): Understand National Treasury perspective on challenges facing SA cities and how they are responding to these challengesPresenter: David Savage (Program Head: CSP, National Treasury)

09h10 – 09h45 (1B): Cities' perspectives on urban land redevelopment challenges and their responses, City Feedback

09h45 – 10h20 (1C): Provide cities with an overview of the Catalytic Land Development Program Preparation and its stagesPresenter: Dr Johan Coetzee (National Treasury)

10h20-10h30 – Q&A


11h00 – 11h45: Transit-Oriented Development 

11h00-11h30 (2A): Clarify the TOD concept and its policy implementation in SA; demonstrate the impact of TOD principles on physical planning and the viability of property developments; demonstrate how integrated transport and urban planning can create value for cities. Presenter: Stan Wall (HR&A) and Yondela Simela (City of Johannesburg)

11h30-11h45 – Q&A


11h45 – 12h25: Transit-Oriented Development

11h45-12h05 (2B): Discuss SA case studies for TOD - successes, failures, future opportunitiesPresenters: Thamsanqa Hlongwane, Senior Manager, Property Investments (Intersite)

12h05 - 12h25: Q&A


12h25 – 13h00: Lessons/Outcomes from TOD projects

12h25-12h45: Lessons learned from the Neighborhood Development Programme's TOD support to municipalities. How to use outcome-based TOD planning to create an enabling environment for private sector investment in emerging and declining nodes. Speaker: David Van Niekerk, NDPG (National Treasury).

12h55-13h15 – Q&A


14h00 – 14h40: South Africa’s Regulatory Framework: Constraints and Opportunities for Real Estate Transactions

14h00 – 14h40: Explore how city-focused legislation enables and/or constrains the city’s ability to partner with the private sector and/or award projects to the public or private sector, and impacts the use of innovative financing mechanisms

The Role of PPPs in Urban Regeneration, James Aiello

Panel Discussion: James Aiello, TV Pillay and Wayne McCommans (National Treasury)

14h40 – 15h00: Q&A


15h00 – 15h45: Objective Setting for Catalytic Land Development

15h00-15h35: Demonstrate importance of setting catalytic program and project objectives, refining the objectives throughout the program/project and the economic, fiscal and social impact that these objectives can have on a program/project. Speaker: Alberto Gomes Silva (Porto Maravilha)

Porto Maravilha Overview

15h35 – 15h45: Q&A


16h00 – 16h45: Economic and Social Inclusion and Urban Regeneration

16h00 – 16h30 :Discuss the unintended impacts of urban regeneration, such as social exclusion and gentrification; and how cities can try to minimize the impacts. Speakers: Dr. Geci Karuri-Sebina (SA Cities Network), Global Examples: Valerie Santos and Alberto Gomes Silva

DC regeneration and inclusion

Rio Social inclusion

SACN at Urban Development Workshop

16h30 – 16h45: Q&A


16h45 – 17h45: City Breakaways

Integrate knowledge from experts into a city’s catalytic programs and projects and a case study Speaker: Cities

17h45 – 18h00: Summary of the Day, Moderator

Day 2: Program Pre-Feasibility and Feasibility

08h45 - 09h00: Outline for the day, Moderator - Stan Wall


09h00 – 09h45: Real Estate Market Update 

09h00-09h35 - Provide cities with a high level overview of current market trends Speaker: Zandile Makhoba; Head of Research (JonesLangLaSalle)

SA Property Market Update

09h35-09h45: Q&A


09h45-10h15: Understanding Private Real Estate Investment: Brownfield/Infill Housing

9h45-10h05 - Discuss opportunities/pitfalls of inclusionary zoning, business models for mixed income housing developments, issues encountered with various typologies of tenure and density, Speaker: Rory Gallocher, Chief Executive Officer (Social Housing Regulatory Authority)

SHRA Presentation

10h05 – 10h15: Q&A


10h15-10h45: SA's national transport agencies and their business models

10h15-10h30: Provide insight into how other transit agencies in SA think about TOD and other development. What are the incentives that drive these agencies, and how do we negotiate cities' v agency needs? Speakers: Sisa Maboza; Startegic Network Planning (PRASA); William Dachs (Gautrain Management Agency)

Our Journey to a better Gauteng

PRASA on Transit Oriented Development 

10h30 – 10h45: Q&A


11h25 – 12h10: Measuring the social, fiscal and economic impact of land (re)development programs and projects

11h25-11h45: Discuss how to quantitively demonstrate economic, social and fiscal returns and conduct pre-feasibility assessments of impact, Speaker: Stan WalL (HR&A Advisors)

Demonstration of the fiscal impact tool

Measuring Impact of Land Development Programs

11h45-11h55: Worked Example, Speaker: Yasmin Coovadia, (National Treasury)

11h55 – 12h10: Q&A


12h10 – 13h30: Creating Real Estate Market Feasibility Studies

12h10-12h45: Demonstrate how city objectives are applied within its market demand context, and the costs and other impacts to achieve the objectives. Speaker: Stan Wall, HR&A Advisors

12h45 – 13h15 - Case Studies for Cornubia, King Edward and Leralla - methodologies used and lessons learnt, Speaker: Implementing cities to present (10 mins each)

Creating Real Estate Market Feasibility Studies

13h15 – 13h30: Q&A


14h30 – 15h00: Development Charges 

Discuss the scope of proposed changes to Development Charges guidelines and impact on the cities, including: timeline, reporting, DC calculation, Speaker: Judy Mboweni (National Treasury)


15h00 – 15h45: Using Land-Based Financing

15h00 – 15h30: Leveraging municipal land value increments, multiple tools and approaches for urban planning (housing, transportation), Speakers: Enrique Silva (Lincoln Institute of Land Policy); Helen Rourke (Development Action Group)

15h30 – 15h45: Q&A


16h00 – 16h45: Using Land-Based Financing Tools to raise funding

16h00 – 16h30: Development Charges and Sale of Development Rights, Speaker: Paulo Sandroni (Lincoln Institute of Land Policy)

16h30 – 16h45: Q&A


16h45 – 17h45: City Breakaways

Integrate knowledge from experts into a city's catalytic programs and projects, Speakers: Cities

17h45 – 18h00: Summary of the Day, Moderator

Day 3: Catalytic Land Development: Finalization of Program Preparation and selected project preparation

08h45 - 09h00: Outline for the day, Moderator - Alberto Gomes Silva


09h00 – 10h30: Financing Catalytic Developments

09h00 – 09h30 (1A): Developer to provide insight into how they view and price for development risks in projects

09h30 – 09h45: Q&A

09h45 – 10h30 (1B): Using a single case study, show perspectives of various stakeholders in a catalytic land development program: city, land developer/infrastructure, vertical developer, banks, grant financiers (NT), Speaker: Jeffrey Wapnick, Managing Director (City Property)

City Property Presentation

Hazeldean presentation


10h45 – 13h00: Institutional arrangements to preparing the program and associated projects

10h45 – 11h15 (2A): Project portfolio, program and project management capacities required, sequencing of tasks, management of timelines and reporting/monitoring responsibilities, Speaker: Alberto Gomes Silva, Porto Maravilha (Rio de Janeiro)

11h15 – 11h45 (2B): Discuss various public sector-driven institutional forms that are used for implementing land (re)development projects, Speaker: Valerie Santos / Leila McKenna/Alan Dinnie

11h45 – 12h00: Q&A

12h00 – 12h30 (2C): Cities self-identify problem areas for project and program management efficiencies in their projects/programs/city, Speaker: Cities to compile and report

12h30 – 12h45: Q&A

Development Institutions- JHB experience

Porto Maravilha - Urban Operations


14h00 – 15h30: City Presentations

Integrate knowledge from experts into city projects, Speaker: Report-back from each of the cities from 3 days

15h30 – 16h00: Workshop Summary, Speakers: David Savage / Robert McGaffin


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Inclusionary Housing (Creating and Maintaining Equitable Communities)

Regularization of informal settlements in Latin America

Governing and financing cities in the developing world

Making land legible (Cadastres for Urban Planning and Development in Latin America)


Property Tax Africa (Status, Challenges, and Prospects)

Inclusionary Housing in International Perspective (Affordable Housing, Social Inclusion, and Land Value Recapture)

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How value capture can create affordable housing

Designing and implementing property tax systems in Africa