Future Cape Town hosted its 4th summit on the topic: The long and short of better streets with Open Streets Cape Town. The aim of this summit was to discuss creative ways for Cape Town to manage and design its streets to have a sense of identity and existence apart from their role as simple transport routes.
The third Future Cape Town Summit, entitled The Engaged City, took place on the 29th of July, 2013 and was hosted at the Taj Hotel Cape Town. The meeting was a small gathering of urban planning, design and architecture professionals, city officials, and NGOs with an interest in urban issues.
The second Future Cape Town Summit, entitled Gentrification: Practically Speaking, took place on the 26th of June, 2013 and was hosted at the Cape Institute for Architecture in Cape Town. The meeting was a mid-morning gathering of public and private stakeholders on the panel, and was geared towards finding practical solutions on the contentious issue of gentrified spaces in the city. Here we include four practical solutions that came out of the discussion.
From the first Future Cape Town Summit, covering Urban Sprawl: 7 major highlights and ideas on the contextual constraints of Cape Town and possible future steps toward denser inclusive communities.
On the 2nd of May 2013, Future Cape Town hosted its first Summit on the topic of Urban Sprawl in Cape Town. This mid-morning session took place at the at the Protea Breakwater Lodge Hotel, and hosted a small gathering of local government officials, urban developers and planners, as well as academics. The aim of the Summit, in light of recent developments in the city, was to create a forum to discuss the contentious issue of urban sprawl, and formulate a way to facilitate sustainable spatial urban growth in the City.