Central City

Encouraging a low-carbon commute
5 February 2014

Did you know that private cars account for a staggering 87% of the energy used on transport in and out of the Central City today, and with this region currently using 7100 terajoules of energy per year, unchanged behaviour will see us consuming 12600 terajoules* per year by 2030?  To put it in context, one

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Affordable housing in the central city: frequently asked questions
24 August 2013

To thrive, cities need people and people need safe and affordable places to live. It is this relationship that lies at the heart of the need for affordable housing in the central city of Cape Town.

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Urban ubuntu: How can we create a more caring city?
13 August 2013

Cape Town Partnership CEO Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana reflects on what it means and takes to be a “caring city” – and asks Capetonians for their ideas how we can collectively create more caring, inclusive communities.

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The Long Street Baths: a pool with a history
3 July 2013

We look beneath the surface to discover the past, present and possible future of one of Cape Town’s most beloved institutions in this June 2013 City Views article. Text by Ambre Nicolson and photos by Lisa Burnell.

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State of the Central City: Clean, safe, inclusive and open for business
14 September 2012

The first annual State of the Central City Report affirms Cape Town as a premier destination for work and play.

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Towards a 24-hour city for Cape Town
12 September 2012

An innovative housing solution for Cape Town (and for so many cities like it) is overdue. We have inherited urban planning that was based on a legacy of segregation and our challenge has been — and continues to be — how to shift this geographic foundation into a new socially cohesive reality. As we rise to this challenge there are a number of tensions at play.

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Talking about urban transformation with Njabulo Ndebele
4 August 2012

In the August 2012 edition of City Views, we published an interview with Professor Njabulo Ndebele – an acclaimed writer, teacher, thinker and the former vice-chancellor of the University of Cape Town – about his current role as the chairperson of the Cape Town Partnership board and his views on our urban (and social) transformation.

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My Cape Town: Laureen Rossouw
11 February 2012

Laureen Rossouw is editor of ELLE Decoration and also happens to live in the Central City. She took time to share her town-related thoughts, tips and trends for 2012.

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CCID donates 500 pairs of shoes to the city's homeless – and how to help
28 June 2011

The Cape Town Central Improvement District recently presented 500 pairs of men’s shoes to various charities working with homeless people in the Central City. Tasso Evangelinos, COO of the CCID, said that he hoped that the shoes could provide extra comfort and dignity for some of the city’s most vulnerable.

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