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5 May 2022. 6pm.
Join a diverse group of thinkers, practitioners and urbanists online via Zoom on how we can transform our CBDs like Cape Town to help address the most pressing issues we face as a country.
Facilitated by Jodi Allemeier, this will be an objective and urgent conversation on how we can use space better in our CBD. The scope will be how we can use this premium space to stimulate economic growth, make public and alternative forms of active mobility more attractive and make sure a city like Cape Town that is all too familiar with climate change, is responding appropriately via its built form.
We will ask the panelists to spell out what we need to do as a City with the CBD to act as a conduit for society.
The panel includes:
- Kirsten Wilkins (Director of Open Streets Cape Town)
- Lisa Kane (Politics of streets and road engineering UCT)
- Lorenzo Davids (Leading Conversations on Constitutional Sustainability and Development Impact)
- Theuns de Kok (NMT, Transport Directorate) and we also have Marli Swart dialling in
- Rhuben Jacobs / Amy Thompson (Landscape Architects and owners of Yes& Studio)
While the general census amongst the literature is that we need to pedestrianise the CBD among this cohort, there are disagreements on how this is done and also what the priorities are as a city.
The challenges, opportunities and still possibilities will be explored, debated and reflected around the use of the CBD.
Please come along (it is free) and share among your network. This talk is a part of a wider program to bring solutions to the table for South Africa's cities.
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