Cape Town, South Africa: Building a Network of Street Enthusiasts

By |2018-11-06T10:55:51+00:00November 6th 2018|global urban debates, urban mobility, Tags: , , , , |

What is the glue holding our cities together? Marcela Guerrero, co-founder and managing director at Open Streets Cape Town, believes that the answer lies in the streets. In an open exchange with others, the initiative is building a network of fellow street enthusiasts in the Global South.

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Cities should be built for people – Let us start with creating safe public spaces for everyone

By |2017-10-14T15:09:03+00:00June 30th 2017|basic infrastructure & housing, public spaces, Tags: , , , , , , , |

In South Africa, historical shortcomings in city planning by the apartheid regime, rapid urbanisation, and a lack of economic opportunities have increased inequity and social exclusion. Faced with high rates of violence and crime, citizens are getting involved in enhancing safety in public spaces. Margo Weimers and her co-authors present an example from the city of Johannesburg.

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