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New developments at Cape Town’s R14 billion ‘green’ village

Blue Rock Village, located in Somerset West, is experiencing a R14 Billion upgrade by property development and management company Swisatec.
The full development will include 1,000 luxury apartments to be built on 40 hectares of land. Construction started in August 2016 and will extend over a period of ten years. The first phase of the construction includes […]

New Residential Development : 16 on Bree

The city recently announced the construction of a new 35-storey retail and residential development to be built on the site bounded by Bree, Riebeeck and Mechau Streets, Cape Town, with sectional title area of 21 000 m².
The building is to be developed by FWJK Development and marketed by Pam Golding Properties. Construction is set to begin in in April […]

Future Cape Town comments on the City of Cape Town’s Draft Cycling Strategy

Future Cape Town in February 2017 released its official position statement on the Draft Cycling Strategy by the City of Cape Town as part of the public participation process which ended on 21 February 2017.

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.

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 […]