Future Cape Town has called for a meeting on the state of public participation in Cape Town. Entitled “Engaged City”, the purpose of the summit is to tackle the issue of public participation and engagement around urban developments and policies, and to find practical ways forward.
The Future Cape Town summit is a series of monthly think-tank discussions with thought-leaders from across sectors, to consider pertinent urban and economic issues of the time. The summits tap into the collective thoughts and views of representatives from government, the private sector, academia and civil society.
Says Rashiq Fataar, Managing Director of Future Cape Town: “The protests and unrests in Istanbul, Cairo, Rio de Janeiro and other cities of the Global South have made global headlines. Cape Town must make it clear that it will defend and support the space for democratic processes related to urban developments and policies especially in light of recent developments. We believe that every citizen should have the opportunity to connect, with and influence the urban future of our city”
The summit on 29 July 2013 is the third Future Cape Town Summit, which follows from the 1st two Summits on Urban Sprawl and Gentrification respectively.
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Notes to Editors:
Future Cape Town is an independent non-profit think tank advocating for progressive urbanism and the future of our cities. http://futurecapetown.com/about-us/
The Future Cape Town Summit 3 is kindly hosted and supported by The Taj Hotel Cape Town.
Summit 1 on Urban Sprawl here and Summit 2 on Gentrification here.
- The topic is introduced with an initial discussion paper — a fact-based text — which opens the conversation on the topic and is released to the panel a few days before the summit. The synopsis of the proceedings forms an addition to the initial discussion paper, and will then be released to the public and media.