Housing

Wanted: new ideas for informal settlements
9 February 2016

The problems faced by informal settlements cannot be solved without innovation. Kirsten Wilkins reports back on the Sustainable Settlement Innovation Summit. This week, a small conference venue saturated with natural ventilation and the background harmonics of wind-power generators set the scene for a truly innovative notion: Let us accept that government cannot ‘deliver’ itself out

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We need to talk about housing
9 June 2015

Where do we start when it comes to helping our communities afford homes in the central city? We start by talking about it, writes Cape Town Partnership CEO Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana in her monthly Cape Times column.

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Housing: Change by Design
28 May 2015

How can inner city urban regeneration be reimagined as a process that brings about more equitable and democratic city development in Cape Town? Cape Town Partnership project manager Zarina Nteta reflects on the recent workshop held in Woodstock.

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The future of housing in Cape Town
Andrew Fleming
28 April 2015

Beyond the need to provide adequate shelter for a growing urban population, Molo: The Future City edition asked how we can think about housing in new (local) ways that help transform more than just the physical landscape of our city? Urban researcher Andrew Fleming argues that housing could re-engineer the way we think about our

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A dream house in Hangberg
Alma Viviers
21 April 2015

Resident of the Hangberg informal settlement in Hout Bay, Xoma Ayob told the story of how he got his dream house – an award-winning sustainable solution – in the Molo: Future City edition.

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Beyond 2014, beyond the divide
9 December 2014

Looking back at 20 years of democracy, Cape Town has come a long way, yet urban inequality persists. Giving a historical perspective on our progress, Cape Town Partnership programme coordinator Sibusiso Tshabalala says it’s time to replace “bridging the divide” with a bold urban rights-based approach.

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Speculative density, speculative desire
12 November 2014

The Density Syndicate put forward three Cape Town case studies at the City Desired exhibition of the African Centre for Cities. Cape Town Partnership project manager Zarina Nteta reports back on the symposium held to unpack and evaluate the proposals.

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10 people, 10 issues: City Desired
3 November 2014

Well-being, education, mobility, shelter, work, the food system, land, diversity, vulnerability and climate change are all mapped to the personal stories of 10 Capetonians in the City Desired exhibition, showing at the City Hall until 10 December.

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Low-cost housing in the CBD: yes we can!
22 October 2014

Affordable housing in Cape Town’s CBD isn’t just possible, it is something that should be actively pursued for the benefit of an integrated city and a thriving local economy, wrote Cape Town Partnership researcher Andrew Fleming in the latest edition of Ndifuna Ukwazi’s People’s Law Journal, “The Urban Land Question”.

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