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How will the public space at Cape Town station change? Unpacking the R1 billion development plan

Cape Town Station will undergo a third major upgrade for R1 billion. Read the analysis of the precinct to know how the forecourt as a public space will change.

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Iconic Cape Town Foreshore development site acquired by Growthpoint

Growthpoint Properties today acquired Site B Lower Long Street in Cape Town’s Foreshore, securing and landmark development site situated between two of its property assets.

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World Bank and City Cape Town collaborate on the future of the Athlone Power Station site

The World Bank will help the City of Cape Town work on a development strategy for the Athlone Power Station site to create a mixed-use area.

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The City of Cape Town opposes Sanral plans for tolled highways

The city is vehemently opposing the South African National Roads Agency’s (Sanral’s) plan to toll segments of the N1 and N2 in the Western Cape; objecting to procedural and pricing irregularities.

Mayor Patricia de Lille announces that the Foreshore Freeways is to connect to the N1 after decades of controversy over its incompletion.

The incomplete Foreshore Freeways: Proposals from private sector to be welcomed

Mayor Patricia de Lille announces that private sector bids will be invited to resolve the future of the Foreshore Freeways.

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EVENT : The future of public space III: Who owns the space?

[ June 8, 2016; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] The third “Future of Public Spaces” event will explore how control and ownership among various sectors is shaping the future of public spaces.

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Walking the walk of reforming South Africa’s cities : Interview with Barbara Soutworth | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Urban designer and planner Barbara Southworth asserts the virtue of integrated planning that puts people first in remaking cities.

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City completes R10,5 million upgrade of Langa Station South public space

In March 2016, the City of Cape Town completed an upgrade of the Langa Station South public open at a cost of more than R10.5 million.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | A vision for a new port precinct in Cape Town

A bold new vision for re-establishing the city’s links with the sea – will it be implemented, and if so, how will it work for all Capetonians?

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Power to the cities – but what about the rest?

In a time when cities around the world enjoy an influence in national and international affairs that they last wielded when the modern democratic nation-state was young, a growing number of cities have used that influence to wrest powers and money from central government, for themselves and their immediate hinterlands.