In October 2016, Future Cape Town (FCT) was commissioned by the Greater Tygerberg Partnership (GTP) to conduct “A study of the social and cultural identities, realities and opportunities active within the Bellville CBD precinct”. The objective was : To gain an understanding of the various communities and their social/ cultural practices within the focus area, to inform future placemaking initiatives and activations.
According to the Terms of Reference, the purpose of the research aims to understand the various communities and their social/cultural practices in order to develop a value offering for the Bellville CBD that can inform placemaking initiatives and activations.
According to the GTP’s strategic document, the vision for the Bellville CBD is a three pronged picture – a student hub, a vibrant downtown and a cultural precinct; where each part is interdependent and influence the other. The potential placemaking initiatives and activations would hence need to feed into this broader vision, recognising the ongoing development of the identity of the Bellville CBD.