Young Urbanists

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Young Urbanists is a community for the next generation of urbanists, initiated by Future Cape Town. Young Urbanists are young people in their 20’s and 30’s, who have a willingness to engage with and support others in the community, share knowledge and will have an interest and passion in some of the diverse fields related to urbanism.

Throughout the year, events including field trips to sites, buildings and spaces, film nights, socials, informal lunches and dinners, job and networking opportunities are organised by members to expand connection and the potential to work together.

Past Events
2019 Steering Committee

A call for applications was launched in 2019 and we are proud to announce the new steering committee.

  • Ninsiima Twekye: Coordinator of Social Media
  • Timothy Blatch: Coordinator of Sponsorships and Partnerships
  • Mari Botha: Coordinator of Membership and Diversity
  • Adrian Lotter: Minister of Finance
  • Ali Pulker: Coordinator of Events and Urban Interventions
  • Jens Horber: Coordinator of Public Comment
  • Emma Duncan-Brown: Coordinator of Website, Resources and Marketing

Janine Loubser, Sean Cooke, Sean Dayton and Rebecca Cameron will remain as Programme Coordinators.

2019 Urban Intervention Project : Tafelsig Cultural Node

The so-called ‘Tafelsig Cultural Node’ is situated at the intersection of AZ Berman Drive and Kilimanjaro Street. It is located in the heart of Tafelsig, with a community centre (The Mitchells Plain Family & Youth Centre), a D04 line MyCiti bus stop and various other community spaces (church, library, clinic, at least four schools, etc.) in the vicinity.

During the workshop of 2018, Mr. Bell as a member of the Tafelsig community, identified a need for a number of small-scale initiatives to improve the Tafelsig area and address some of the current challenges. The idea is to enlist the community and a variety of partners in the beautification, re-vitalization and building of a creative hub in and around the Tafelsig Cultural Node.

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A selection of images from past events :