Urban-Econ was appointed by the Gauteng Department of Public Transport, Roads and Works to formulate an Infrastructure Renewal and Investment Plan for the Province until 2025 with a view of transforming it into a competitive Global City-Region. Three categories of infrastructure were examined including social infrastructure (housing, educational facilities, health facilities, sport and culture facilities), economic infrastructure (transport infrastructure, IT, commercial property, and tourism infrastructure) and environmental infrastructure (water, energy, and sanitation).
Socio-economic projections were made for each main place in Gauteng providing a comprehensive province-wide information base of the existing and future demographic and economic situation in Gauteng. Various analytical tools were used to model these projections, including the use of methods triangulation. The key output of the study is the detailed infrastructure master plan for the Province indicating infrastructure components that will need to be established throughout the Province, as well as their capital requirements and timeframes.