Currently over half of the world’s population lives in the urban areas. Cities in the developing world are growing at an unprecedented rate. Poorly planned and constructed urban areas leads to a host of problems and challenges. Nonetheless, the concentration of populations and investment have created opportunities for sustainable development that help to solve many problems. For the major international financial institutions and municipal authorities, urban development intervention can be very cost-effective, replicable and reach many beneficiaries.

Golden Fox works in a range of urban development sectors and at all stage of the project cycle. We view urban development as a set of complex interrelated social, environmental, economic and political processes. These processes need to be understood. They often require improved institutional structures and new financial arrangements to ensure that assets are maintained, and benefits are sustainable. Our variety of services includes:

  • Land use planning strategies and development control.
  • Low carbon development.
  • Urban resilience to disaster
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Urban transport planning
  • Planning and implementing urban infrastructure services
  • Private sector engagement in financing urban services.

Golden Fox experience ranges from initial project identification studies to ex-post evaluation. We have evaluated a variety of urban funds and facilities some of which are single-donor whereas some are multi donor, including the Slum Upgrading Facility and the Community-Led Infrastructure Finance Facility.

We have expertise in the development of urban infrastructure policy and provision of guidance to advisers on projects around the world.

Golden Fox is cognizant of the Environmental concerns in urban development and have been involved in urban development from a green energy, disaster risk management and low carbon growth perspective. We have used some of the principles in our projects in urban transport which are fundamental to effective growth in larger urban areas thereby creating a virtuous circle of continuous improvements in urban development, combining efficient urban services with strong citizen involvement and clear land use principles.