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The City of Cape Town's densification strategy

25 Nov 2009 - 16:05

On 12th November 2009 the DGRU together with the African Centre for Cities held a panel discussion entitled: Is densification just a cruel mirage? The role of law in transforming Cape Town into a compact city.

On the panel were:

Anwah Nagia - Chairman of the District Six Beneficiary and Redevelopment Trust
Kathy Evans - Construction Economics Management, UCT
Andrew Boraine - CEO of the Cape Town Partnership
Nora Walker - Special planning department, City of Cape Town

The discussion was led by Richard Calland (DGRU) and Edgar Pieterse (African Centre for Cities). The event started with a presentation on the densification trends of the city of Cape Town by Michael O'Donovan.

Visit the podcasts section for video and audio extracts of the discussion. The extracts include:

  • Introduction by Richard Calland
  • (NB: We apologise for the poor audio quality of this podcast. This was due to technical difficulties beyond our control.) Opening remarks by Anwah Nagia
  • Panel session one
  • Panel session two
  • Q&A Session 1
  • Q&A Session 2 (includes summary and closing remarks from Edgar Pieterse)