Cape Town celebrates World Town Planning Day

On 14 November 2013, the City of Cape Town invited delegates to a conference entitled ‘Planning, the critical link in the development process’, to mark World Town Planning Day (celebrated internationally on the 8th of November). This conference, the content and theme of which was organised by members of the African Centre for Cities Mistra […]

Wescape: privatising the profits and socialising the risks?

The City of Cape Town recently approved an application to move the approved urban edge to accommodate a 200,000-home residential and commercial development called “Wescape”.  The application, and the City’s approval, has generated enormous debate and numerous parties have opposed the proposal on various planning and economic-related grounds. Notwithstanding these objections, the question that needs […]