The third Future Cape Town Summit, entitled The Engaged City, took place on the 29th of July, 2013 and was hosted at the Taj Hotel Cape Town. The meeting was a small gathering of urban planning, design and architecture professionals, city officials, and NGOs with an interest in urban issues.
Future Cape Town is concerned to hear of the recommendation by the Mayoral Committee to be presented at Council on 31 July 2013, which will rescind the decision of May 2012 to postpone the release of land within the Philippi Horticultural Area (PHA), pending a Food Systems Study.
Future Cape Town has called for a meeting on the state of public participation in Cape Town. Entitled “Engaged City”, the purpose of the summit is to tackle the issue of public participation and engagement around urban developments and policies, and to find practical ways forward.
Following our experience over the past year with the Your City Idea voting installation, a public engagement project, and our public space research project, Future Spaces, Future Cape Town intends to open the call for submissions for our compendium or report, The Engaged City.
[ July 27, 2013; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] If you were the Mayor of Cape Town, how would you create a liveable city? Led by our Managing Director, Rashiq Fataar, the tour will explore the concept of liveability and sustainability through the lens of the Central City, which has undergone a regeneration spanning more than a decade.
Following the successful trial of green painted cycle lanes in a section of Bree Street, the City of Cape Town has made a decision to demarcate all cycle lanes that are in roadways by painting them green.
Position: Research Assistant within the Urban Intelligence Unit (UIU)
Term: 6 months (minimum)
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On the 11th of May 2013, Future Cape Town co-hosted a discussion along with the Cape Town Institute for Architecture on the newly released for commentary Cape Town Urban Design Policy. This afternoon session took place at the offices for the Cape Town Institute for Architecture and included urban design and architecture professionals from local government, planning, development and architecture organizations, as well as researchers from Future Cape Town.
On the 2nd of May 2013, Future Cape Town hosted its first Summit on the topic of Urban Sprawl in Cape Town. This mid-morning session took place at the at the Protea Breakwater Lodge Hotel, and hosted a small gathering of local government officials, urban developers and planners, as well as academics. The aim of the Summit, in light of recent developments in the city, was to create a forum to discuss the contentious issue of urban sprawl, and formulate a way to facilitate sustainable spatial urban growth in the City.
Future Cape Town will be travelling to New York between May 25 and June 10 to participate in a conference at the Harvard Business Club, and meet with people and organisations operating in the field of urbanism.
Rashiq Fataar will be attending the Harvard Business Review and Siemens’ Future Influencers Global Meeting on May 27-29 in New York City in his capacity as Managing Director of Future Cape Town, and as a member of Future Influencers. Future Influencers is a global think tank, initiated by Siemens, connecting today’s and tomorrow’s thought leaders, on key future sustainability topics – through networking, debates and collecting ideas.