The “Historic Plans” for Manenberg; a community action plan and a public investment framework; have been announced.
In early 2012, the City of Cape Town tasked the Mayoral Urban Regeneration Programme (MURP) with resuscitating areas which had suffered under years of urban decay through efforts focused on improving safety and security, the quality of life and rectifying various socio-economic ills left behind in the wake of apartheid. We reflect on the opportunities and challenges of this massive task.
The 2011 documentary film, Ekümenopolis by Imre Azem, presents a picture of the state of urban planning and development leading up to today’s current protests in Gezi Park.
Gentrification. A seemingly uneasy word in the attempt to regenerate and build cities. Michellene Williams explores and contrasts the challenges and opportunities of Berlin, and how Cape Town could learn from this experience.