Dr Riëtte Oosthuizen is Urban Planning Partner at HTA Design LLP, an award winning design practice specialising in residential and mixed use development of all scales. She has 22 years of experience as an urban planning consultant, academic and researcher in South Africa and the UK with interests in planning with communities, tackling social exclusion exacerbated through the built environment and innovative ways of solving the housing crisis. She co-directs HTA’s research projects, and leads on amongst others #Supurbia, the practice’s thinking on suburban intensification through careful design coding measures.
Dr Riëtte Oosthuizen
Urban Planning Partner
HTA Design LLP
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