Bulyanhulu Housing Design


Barrick Gold

1999 to 2002


SvN worked with consulting firm rePlan to prepare and implement the Bulyanhulu Social Development & Housing Plan for over 750 Barrick Gold staff and families employed by the Bulyanhulu Gold Mine in the United Republic of Tanzania. The Plan addressed local social, housing and economic development issues, and utilized staff input from local communities.

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We build worker housing for resource, investment and infrastructure projects that serve emerging economies around the world. These housing solutions address the immediate workforce requirements of a project, and have the capacity to be reconfigured for long-term use.
Our team conducts research and creates strategy for government and non-government clients on a wide range of economic development issues. This includes strengthening, broadening and diversifying the economic base of regions, cities and towns and accelerating development through improvements to land use, urban design, planning policy and governance.
We engage stakeholders in every planning process we lead. In complex cases, we facilitate a round-table dialogue process with key stakeholders to create a common understanding of issues, concerns and opportunities. We apply our technical expertise and to these consensus-based decision-making processes, identifying clear and actionable planning priorities. This innovative approach has been recognized by the Canadian Institute of Planners, which awarded our work in Thompson, Manitoba with the Award for Planning Excellence, in 2014.