Architect, urban designer and director at New Urban
Magazines are a great tool for architects when it comes to comparing products and showing prospective clients why we propose a certain brand or how the product is used in certain settings. It makes the choice for them so much more visual and they can understand where we are coming from in our suggestions.
Because at the end of the day, we want the best for our clients – we want to design beautiful, liveable and sustainable spaces with high-quality products that last.

But ultimately, we want to design buildings that fit into the greater vision of cities, thereby developing sustainable metropolises that give people access and choice. This is why, as guest editor for this issue, I talk about developing great cities and explain why densification isn’t the enemy to sustainability. Read more about this on page 6.


Meet Gary White
Gary White is an experienced architect and urban designer, and currently holds the position of director at New Urban, a practice focused on sustainable architecture, urban design, resource planning and restoration. Holding a Masters’ degree in urban design, Gary is passionate about the principles of new urbanism and applies these in all the initiatives he drives.

Gary was instrumental in projects that won four CNU Awards by the Charter of New Urbanism (CNU), USA – in 2006 for the design of the new urban community, Cabinda, in Angola; in 2012 for the design of a small-scale architectural town, Verkykerskop, in South Africa; and in 2018 for Africa Drawn – one hundred cities, South Africa”.

Together with two of his colleagues, Gary has also co-authored a book named “Africa Drawn: One Hundred Cities”, which focuses on researching, visualising and curating cities in Africa. This publication has won the firm its fourth CNU Award in May this year.