DATE: 2 November 2013
WHERE: 71 Harrington Street, The Bank
THEME: Future of transport – 2013 to 2030
DOWNLOAD the full programme here
Future Cape Town presents the 3rd BOLD CITY conference —an exciting forum, bringing the public closer to the ideas which could shape the future of our cities. Highlighting important, challenging, inspirational and practical ideas, the event will include presentations, discussions, workshops and networking opportunities.
The theme of this conference — Future of Transport: 2013 to 2030 — will put forward ideas and concepts which can drive a discussion about the innovations in transport needed to take us on a journey from 2013 to 2030. Cape Town, as a city with entrenched spatial and social divisions, has the potential to for urban transformation, through investments in transport infrastructure and innovation, in the process building a more inclusive and connected city.
- Dr Luyanda Mpahlwa:
Dr Luyanda Mpahlwa, Cape Town based Architect and Urban Designer obtained his Masters in Architecture at the Technical University of Berlin. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Science and Technology from the Walter Sisulu University for his contribution to innovative technologies towards the social upliftment of communities. His architectural education in South Africa was interrupted when he was incarcerated on Robben Island Prison in 1981 for his anti-apartheid political activities. After his release from a 5 year prison term in 1986, he went into exile in Germany where he spent the next 15 years. He relocated back to South Africa in 2000 and has since established his own design practice, Luyanda Mpahlwa DesignSpaceAfrica.His career highlights include receiving the South African Institute of Architecture Award of Excellence, for the South African Embassy Building, Berlin, being the first recipient of the USA based Curry Stone Design Prize in 2008 for the Sandbag Low Cost House in Mitchells Plein, as well as his role in the 2010 Soccer World Cup Organising Committee Technical Team, providing oversight and monitoring for the construction of all World Cup stadia in South Africa. He was also a member of the Cape Town World Design Capital Bid Committee responsible for the city’s designation as World Design Capital 2014.
- Brett Herron
Brett Herron was elected councillor for ward 57 (which includes Devils Peak, Woodstock and Observatory) in May 2011. A lawyer by profession, he has been Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member responsible for Transport since being appointed by Executive Mayor Patricia De Lille in May 2011 after the last local government elections. In addition to being the political champion for transportation Brett is also the Chairperson of the Naming Committee and is responsible for naming, renaming and memorialisation.
- Gail Jennings
Gail Jennings is a transportation researcher and NMT specialist who places strong emphasis on transportation equity issues and the needs of those who use the transport system. Recent work includes a feasibility for a bicycle sharing system in Cape town; an audit of South Africa’s NMTregulatory framework; the audit and design of NMT systems (BRT-integrated) in three South African cities (Rustenburg, Johannesburg and Tshwane); and the development of an overall NMTPolicy, Plan and Strategy for Rustenburg. She is also the founder and editor of Mobility Magazineand publisher of the Cape Town & Winelands Bicycle Maps.
With a research background in both behaviour-change communication and public health, Gail has published and presented nationally and internationally about appropriate transport systems; transport behaviour, social equity and citizen activism. In 2010 she was awarded an Open Society Media Fellowship to study the transport behaviour legacy of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
- Nerudo Mregi
Nerudo Mregi is a User Experience Designer – who specializes in delivering complicated datasets in easily-digestible chunks – and in a delightful way. He has a deep interest in using technology to make a difference to African lives, and has developed quite a number of solutions whose aim it is to make a difference. These include an online past paper archive, a crowd-sourced map to help map areas with and without electricity, and a PrintHub that makes printing cheaper and accessibleHis current task is to redesign the data that GoMetro has in it’s data-warehouse, as well as inputs from its users – to design a data product that is light, flexible and delivers value from the first interaction.
- Alexander Frehse, Lawden Holmes, Aleks Stojakovic and Bayo Windapo coordinated The Loop Station project while being on three different continents (South America, Europe, Africa) as an entry into a design competition. They are all graduates of the UCT Architecture programme, and all aged 23. Alexander Frehse has worked in Santiago de Chile at ELEMENTAL and will be commencing his Honours in Architecture in 2014, Lawden Holmes and Bayo Windapo are currently working in Cape Town at Wolff Architects and Aleks Stojakovic is currently working in London at Paul Davis + Partners.
- Lloyd Martin
Lloyd Martin is currently a student at the University Of Cape Town finishing his 3rd year of Architecture. He was born in Zimbabwe, grew up in Botswana and attended school in Pretoria. His presentation at BOLD CITY will be delivered in conjunction with his major 3rd year project. It involves proposal for a new PRT (personal rapid transport) link within the disjointed Fringe and Bo Kaap area including an integrated research and transport hub, based on the extended hydro-cycle of the algae photo-bio-reactor and other waste based technologies.