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Open City: A Future Cape Town walking tour




  • Date: 25 August 2013
  • Time: 10am – 12pm
  • Venue: City Hall (Start and end)

On Sunday, 25 August, Future Cape Town will be hosting our 2nd walking tour entitled ‘Open City’.

Led by our Managing Director, Rashiq Fataar, the tour will explore the concept of an ‘Open City’ exploring the Cape Town CBD from a built environment perspective, stopping at different sites, buildings, spaces and places that have the potential make Cape Town a more ‘Open City’.
In conversation with the Future Cape Town team and special guests, the tour will be a moving conversation inspired by the unique heritage and exciting future of the Mother City.

The tour is aimed at stimulating the thinking of participants around the many issues and complexities in designing a more ‘Open City’. Last month, on the 27th July, we hosted our walking tour entitled ‘A Lens on Liveability’. Despite the pouring rain we had a turnout of thirty people. An interactive event which encouraged the attendees to participate in the tour by asking them if they were the Mayor of Cape Town, how would they create a liveable city? We looked at new and proposed developments, the impact of densification, including Cape Town’s new tallest building Portside, public transport infrastructure investments, including the MyCiTi bus system and the modernisation of Cape Town Station, public spaces and their role in city life and the challenges and opportunities of walking and cycling.

You can view photo’s here from our previous Walking Tour: A Lens on Liveability.

Read about last year’s night walking tour here and watch some of it below.