On Friday 17 May, curious onlookers and pedestrians were drawn to a bright yellow modular box structure in the centre of Church Square in the Cape Town CBD. The structure known as the Your City Idea Project is a ballot box installation that was created to breakaway from the traditional techniques of gathering information from the public while at the same time facilitating meaningful public engagement on social and urban issues.
On 25 May 2013, between 13:00 to 17:00, Lower Main Road from Main Road in Observatory to Malta Road in Salt River was closed off to cars and opened to people to experience their street differently. The opening ceremony was completed by a group of children who signed their names on the street in chalk, endorsing the Open Streets Manifesto. This invites everyone to treat all who use our streets with respect; to actively create inclusive public streets and to find ways to bridge the social divides of our city.
Future Cape Town was party to a packed meeting hosted by the African Centre for Cities (ACC) at the Cape Institute for Architecture (CIA) on Wednesday night at which Wescape’s defenders were able to take questions from professionals of the built environment.
[ May 17, 2013; 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] After another satisfactory run at Cape Town International Airport, the bright yellow ballot box will return to the CBD area where citizens can come and take a minute or two of their time to vote on two urban issues. On Friday 17 May, members of the public can make their way to Church Square ,situated at Spin Street and Parliament Street between 9am and 3pm .
Future Cape Town is looking for an assistant to the editor-in-chief to be part of the team.
Open Streets needs volunteer marshals to help keep streets ‘open’ for the day!
Future Cape Town has called for a meeting on the topic of urban sprawl on 02 May 2013. Entitled “Drawing the line on urban sprawl”, the purpose of the summit is to stimulate inclusive ideas as well as honest and rational debate on the issue, in light of recent developments proposals north of Cape Town.
[ April 2, 2013; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] Citizens of Cape Town will have another opportunity to make their vote count on public spaces in their city. The Your City Idea Installation will make its way to Cape Town International Airport on the 2nd of April between 9 am until 4 pm.
The Your City Idea voting installation recently popped up at the MyCiTi Civic Centre Bus Station on 11 and 12 February 2013, in collaboration with the City of Cape Town and the MyCiTi bus system team.