Event | Foreshore Freeway… Unfinished Business

Event | Foreshore Freeway… Unfinished Business

In 2016, the City of Cape Town launched a two-stage competition which called for ideas and projects to transform eleven hectares of Cape Town CBD blight that is the result of a series of uncompleted elevated highway viaducts. 

Several ambitious, radical and innovative proposals were submitted, and a shortlist of six consortia entered a final round of submissions, interviews and financial analysis. Despite a winner being announced, and against a backdrop of City of Cape Town maladministration, the entire tender process was cancelled. A significant opportunity to enable a private sector gamechanger through relieving significant traffic congestion, providing real social transformation through affordable housing had been lost.

The moderated panel discussion asks questions about the structure and public sector governance. What can be learnt about how to devise, create and deliver practical initiatives and projects in a volatile climate?

The discussion brings together representatives from Foreshore Freeway consortia and shortlisted proposals, including dhk director and Head of Urban Design Guy Briggs who was involved in the CITYLIFT project, along with surrounding landowners. Evidence-based examples of projects that have been delivered (despite political and economic constraints and limitations in governance) are presented from practitioners in the Global South. The moderated panel discussion includes questions from the audience.

Complimentary free drinks will be provided afterwards where questions can be raised with the speakers. The event is free, but booking and entrance via Eventbrite is required.

Date and time:

Tuesday, 4 June 2019
17h30 to 19h30
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A4 Arts Foundation
23 Buitenkant Street
Eastern Fringe
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925
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