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City of Cape Town to invest R15.7m in Manenberg park project

18 months ago The City of Cape Town, along with the Western Cape Government, announced a new vision for the Manenberg Park area, which is going to be realised through the Manenberg Park Project.
“Manenberg was identified as one of the areas to be part of the mayoral urban regeneration programme because we felt the need for urgent […]

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 […]

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.

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.

The city vision for Philippi : Where does informality fit in?

A much needed city vision is being created for Philippi in the Cape Town area. Claire du Trevou questions how informality will be included in this new approach.

The future of Cape Town’s water security : The 2nd Cape Flats Aquifer Seminar | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Future Cape Town recently attended a workshop in the Philippi Horticultural Area (PHA) where we learned about its aquifer and the role its farmers play in providing food security for the City of Cape Town.

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.

Young people building a new vision for Port Elizabeth : Young Urbanists meet in Nelson Mandela Bay

On September, Port Elizabeth had the opening of a new Young Urbanists chapter

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