Sharyn Sassen reflects on how placemaking in the Bellville CBD could be informed by the diverse communities that embrace the area.
Read our research on how cultural groups and communities can be included in the placemaking of the Bellville CBD.
National Government and City of Cape Town are collaborating to spatially transform the Voortrekker Road Corridor, an area which has all the ingredients and potential to influence the greater future of Cape Town.
Join Open Streets Bellville on Sunday 4th October 2015.
GoMetro have created an innovative interactive mapping and schedule system in Bellville that looks set to become a showcase for South African cities looking to answer the ‘information gap’ surrounding public transport.
On Metropolist this week, we interview Shahid Solomon, the Executive Programme Director of the Greater Tygerberg Partnership and hear more about the efforts to make Bellville a viable and exciting second node for Cape Town, as well as plans for the regeneration of the Voortrekker Road corridor
On Friday 15th of November, The Greater Tygerberg Partnership closed the Design the City series of seminars with a session mostly focused on the Eastern and Southern area, that is; Bellville central and the UWC/ CPUT “Mega-campus”.
Bold Idea: Shahid Solomon presented on the Voortrekker Corridor Project, which seeks to engaged the public in a vision process to improve the economic attractiveness and residential conditions of the area around Voortrekker Road Corridor and the Bellville node. It is a bold idea because it requires considerable investor buy in and support from the community and plans to be one of Cape Town’s most extensive and imaginative public engagement processes ever.
Could Bellville become Cape Town’s next improvement district success story, or are there too many challenges? Read our five reasons why this plan has the potential to succeed and five weaknesses that might prevent it.
A proposed 11.5 ha development around the Bellville Velodrome, called the Galleria, is now going to council for approval. It aims to introduce the concept of New Urbanism to the northern suburbs and become the catalyst for a second Cape Town CBD.