Shamima Timol is a senior consultant in Hatch’s Urban Solutions business. She works with both private and public sector clients across a range of industries including urban development and transport. Bringing together her skills in engineering and planning, she has worked with organisations like the Dube Trade Port Corporation, Gautrain Management Agency and the City of Durban to co-create future-ready solutions that respond to evolving city development challenges. Shamima’s most recent Smart Cities project involved leveraging her collaborative approach to manage the multi-disciplinary team delivering the 50-year Durban Aerotropolis Master Plan. This multidisciplinary, multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional initiative will guide both public and private sector investment in the area surrounding Durban’s King Shaka International Airport, representing 1 trillion Rand in gross capital formation.