Land Use Dynamics

Johannesburg Peri-urban Area

The National Development Plan of 2030 contemplates a land reform, subdividing any agricultural land bigger than 1000ha to benefit the minorities without access to arable land. Also, according to the current market strategies, 500ha is an adequate size for commercial medium-tech farming.
        The project focuses on 500ha to 1000ha plots to develop progressively sustainable agricultural communities without diving into the land, which not only will provide future users with arable land but also formal housing on the property and a source of income. This strategy will benefit citizens on a national scale, helping to achieve food security, social cohesion, and urban resilience.
        The speculative farm layout works as a chart; starting with a nexus that centralizes all the processing and production amenities. From the workforce, the crops expand in the opposite direction according to the required labor.


Sanne van den Breemer
Filip Geerts
Ilmar Hurkxkens

Director of Studies

Salomon Frausto


Nigel Alarcon(MX), Pooja Bhave(IN), Mariano Cuofano(IT), Fabiola Cruz(PE), Alonso Díaz(MX), Xiaoyu Ding(CN), Ines Garcia‑Lezana(ES), Sandra Garcia(ES), Martino Greco(IT), Sebastian Hitchcock(ZA), Alejandra Huesca(MX), Yesah Hwangbo(KR), Takuma Johnson(US), Yi-Ni Lin(TW), Paola Tovar(MX), Cristhy Mattos(BR), Preradon Pimpakan(TH), Adi Samet(IL), Raymond Tang(US), Kulaporn Temudom(TH), Danai Tsigkanou(GR), Jesse Verdoes(NL), Rongting Xiao(CN)