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.
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.