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How affordable housing can be delivered by the private sector : A case study in Parow, Cape Town

How can we get the private sector to develop affordable housing? This was the central question of Kate Hogarth’s masters thesis in City and Regional Planning.

Upgrades : Cape Town International Airport

ACSA (The Airports Company of SA) is planning to realign the runway at Cape Town International Airport to make room for larger aircraft.

Report | Church Square : Empowering Public Life

What is the future of Church Square? Read the Future Cape Town report, using 11 criteria to evaluate the space and make recommendations to reimagine and redesign the public space into the future.

How Cape Town’s Informally-Run Minibus Taxi Network was Mapped

Cape Town has 657 unique minibus taxi routes covering 8,870 kms. The team at WhereIsMyTransport visited every taxi rank, riding over 13,000kms and have captured the entire network in one map.

How to Improve Public Participation in the Planning of Cities : Inclusion of marginalised people in waste management

Do public participation and planning processes really include all people? Adam van Heerden studied informal waste-collectors or “skarrelers” as part of his award-winning Masters of City and Regional Planning thesis.

R8 billion Harbour Arch development planned for Cape Town’s Foreshore

Amdec Group aims to build an R8 billion mixed use development project on Cape Town’s Foreshore. The new development will take approximately a decade to complete and will involve an investment of approximately R8 billion.
On completion, the 5.8 hectare Harbour Arch will be contained in its own precinct, much like Melrose Arch, and will be home […]

New R400 million Biogas Plant opened in Cape Town

Cape Town’s first large-scale, biogas plant opened in Athlone to turn solid waste into energy.

Public participation recommended for proposed Madiba statue

A bronze bust of Nelson Mandela was unveiled outside Parliament on 28 April 2014
Update (February 2017) :
The City of Cape Town’s Naming and Nomination Committee recommended that the City undertake a public participation process to engage with Capetonians about the intended memorialisation of Madiba, with a statue and exhibition at City Hall.
The proposed project forms […]

Cape Town International Convention Centre Expansion: Construction progress

The main construction for the Cape Town International Convention Centre started in February of 2015, with work scheduled for completion towards the end of 2016.

Bo-Kaap “monster” R1 billion development approved

The Bo-Kaap development has seen extensive objections from the local Civic and Rate-Payers Associations, professionals and academics.

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