Bold City: A Future Cape Town mini-conference

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Future Cape Town invites the public to a mini-conference at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, where various speakers will share bold ideas that could reshape and re-imagine a future Cape Town. Under the theme, Bold City, speakers will presents projects and ideas from across Cape Town which are bold, not in scale, but in their potential to shift thinking and influence the landscape of the city and region.

We are excited to be able to host this event as part of CTICC’s Open Day celebration on the morning of Saturday 29 June, and have released our programme for the day. We thank our many speakers for their time and energy, without which we could not have such a great lineup!

Download the programme here.

Future Cape Town hosts Bold City

29 June 2013

09:00 to 09:25

Welcome Reception with Coffee and Tea

09:25 to 9:30 Welcome Address

Rashiq Fataar, Founder and Managing Director, Future Cape Town

09:30 to 09:45 A bold vision for Cape Town’s Voortrekker Corridor  

Shahid Solomon, Acting Programme Management Executive, Greater Tygerberg Partnership

09:45 to 10:00 A bold vision for Cape Town Station

Sarah Patterson, Architect, Jakupa Architects

10:00 to 10:15 A bold vision for Philippi Horticulture Area

Nazeer Ahmed Sonday and Natalie McAskill, Philippi Horticulture Area

10:15 to 10:30 A bold vision for Langa

The Langa Quarter – Transforming Langa, located at the ‘geographic’ center of the city of Cape Town into the goto place for all Capetonians. A project to tackle unemployment through community regeneration and social enterprise initiatives, transforming the Langa Quarter into a vibrant ‘responsible’ tourist destination, a center of enterprise development (ED) and social cohesion which aims are to facilitate employment and reduce poverty, enhance the area’s assets and empower the community.

Tony Elvin, CEO, iKhaya le Langa

10:30 to 11:00 Coffee and Tea break

11:00 to 11:15 A bold vision for the future of the freeways

It’s not about the freeway. The meaning and role of infrastructure is determined by its context. The city is evolving, and not in directions that are entirely beneficial. We need to redirect growth and urban design to create the city we want, and let investment be guided in the right directions.

Rory Williams, Independent Transport Planner and Writer

11:15 to 11:30 A bold vision for Princess Vlei

Imagine Princess Vlei. A brief description of the project proposed under the World Design Capital 2014, the context of Princess Vlei, and the work of the Princess Vlei Forum.

Bridget Pitt and Kelvin Cochrane, Media liaison and Project manager, Princess Vlei Forum

11:30 to 11:45 Bold Design Experiments

As designers and good citizens of this beautiful, yet divided city, we would like to share how we are using our skills to experiment with big topics such as urban regeneration, food security, renewable energy and shack fires. They are bold experiments that does not offer a perfect solution, but an attitude that seeks to Do Things and learn from the lessons, instead of waiting for the Best Solutions.

Y. Tsai, Architect & Designer, Tsai Design Studio

11:45 to 12:00 A bold vision for Fan Walk

The Freedom Walk FanMile Project. The Freedom Walk initiative is an economic, social and spatial program, using culture to activate urban regeneration in the central city in order to build an inclusive civic identity and a vibrant economy for Cape Town.  This presentation relates specifically to the establishment of the first route between Cape Town Station and the Cape Town Stadium. However, several routes throughout the city can be identified as potential movement routes along which the Freedom Walk concept can be positioned, and we hope the success of the first route will transform it into a pilot project for at least three more major routes and multiple subsidiary routes.

Jani Truter and Danielsun Okoyo, Architects, Makeka Design Lab

12:00 to 13:00  Light Lunch


Bold City, a Future Cape Town mini-conference was made possible by kind support of the Cape Town International Convention Centre and their 10 year celebrations.