Central City Partners ForumRAWR

Continuing  the successes of the 2010 Central City Partners Forum established in November 2008, the Cape Town Partnership has launched a series of Central City Partners Forums that aims to keep city stakeholders updated and informed about activities, developments and plans that are forthcoming in the Central City. In order to acquire vital informants to the Central City Development Strategy - a joint project initiated by the Partnership and the City of Cape Town, the Forum hopes to retain the relationships built over the past two years and to offer a space for interaction with interested and affected parties. The 2010 World Cup allowed fast tracking of many infrastructural developments in the Central City, for example, public spaces, pedestrian routes, cycle tracks and public transport. It also helped to change attitudes with regard to walking the City, and using public spaces and public transport. However, much more still needs to be done as the city recovers from the effects of the global recession. The aim of the Central City Partners Forum is to bring stakeholders together to assess the continuing socio-economic challenges facing our city and to find shared solutions.

iZimvo zase Kasi: Your city, your views

Infecting the City 2013

What we’ve realised over more than a decade at the Cape Town Partnership is that none of us can solve the challenges we face in the city alone.  If we’re to have a cohesive urban fabric in the future, we need a cohesive human fabric on which to build it today. We need a network that helps us connect town to township, city to city, people who are here today with people who will live here tomorrow. With this in mind, the Cape Town Partnership recently launched the Central City Partners Forum for 2013 under the new banner of iZimvo zase Kasi. This Xhosa phrase approximates to “views from the city” and represents an invitation for everyone in the city to get involved and share their views, their ideas and their time on how to make Cape Town a more sustainable and inclusive city.

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April 4, 2013

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Creating vibrant public space in Cape Town

Tim Tompkins at the Fugard by Bruce Sutherland

How can we create a more liveable city through the effective design, development and management of our public spaces? This was the question posed at the 2012 Central City Partners Forum, held at the Fugard Theatre on 24 July. Continued…

July 27, 2012

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