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In this second instalment of the #READ series, we profile the architectural work of Enrico Bosia who examined how residents incrementally improve their dwellings with a focus on streets and public spaces.
In the first of the #READ series, I profile my MSc dissertation research on Voortrekker Road Corridor. Opportunities to intensify urban growth along the road-rail transport corridor of Voortrekker Road have been identified since at least 1960. However, property investment trends have conversely tended to sprawl. To what extent will the new focus on densification change the city for the better?
In years to come, 10 September 2016 might be thought of as a significant date in the development of urban and housing policy for many countries. It marks the date UN delegates reached consensus on the draft New Urban Agenda, which in all likelihood will be adopted at the United Nations’ Habitat 3 Conference held in Quito, Ecuador in October.
South African cities can no longer afford isolated and disengaged interventions. How will the investments in the Metro South East build a greater town to township link and improve city life for millions in Cape Town?
Voortrekker Road has the potential to significantly change the spatial form of Cape Town. It has all the right ingredients: a well functioning public transport network, higher order social facilities, and lots of open space to build new housing projects.
Inspiring a change in practice
Making of Cities explores the exchanges between environment, planning, spaces and The Makers. We are deeply rooted in community, and write about cities from that perspective. Our work is informed by cities of the Global South. The change we seek should be informed by understanding of the forces, trends and processes making cities.