Is the public in Cape Town participating in public processes and does this impact the development of the city. This infographic draws on statistics from the Public Participation Unit in the City of Cape Town’s Annual Report 2011/2012.
From shaping our urban identity, to supporting our health and education institutions, to improving housing conditions for people in informal settlements, design can certainly play a powerful role. One Day 2 of the Designing Democracy Seminar thought leaders present their takes on the role of design across these diverse spheres.
Design cannot save the city. The words of Edgar Pieterse on Day 1 of the Designing Democracy Seminar. Pieterse was joined by Sithole Mbanga, CEO of the SA Cities Network, who spoke on the policy space surrounding the transformation of South African cities and Aditya Kumar, Regional Technical Coordinator of Slum Dwellers International (SDI) who presented on community involvement in the rollout of services.