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Next CX to explore transit oriented development

For the next CCDI Creative Exchange on 4 May 2017, the Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI) and Open Streets Cape Town (OSCT) Street Minds have joined forces to explore what transit oriented development (TOD) means for the streets of Cape Town.
Next CX to explore transit oriented developmentTOD is reportedly gaining traction internationally as the new paradigm for transport and development planning. In essence, it aims to achieve more sustainable and equitable cities.

This roundtable opens up a dialogue around what TOD means in Cape Town and how our understanding of streets can be enriched by the concept.

The format of the evening is four 15-minute presentations by guest speakers, focussing on particular themes. This will be followed by a facilitated discussion which will last 45 minutes exploring the topic.

Street Minds is an initiative facilitated by OSCT that strives to create a platform for learning centred around streets as an integral part of cities. It brings together professionals and practitioners from a range of backgrounds in a spirit of openness and exploration, as we work to improve and empower good street design in line with the Open Streets Manifesto.

Event details

Date: Thursday, 4 May 2017
Time: 5.30pm-7.30pm
Venue: Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI), 2nd Floor Harrington House, 37 Barrack Street
RSVP: Entrance is free but click here to please RSVP.

Theme 1: What is TOD?

Speaker: Sean Cooke (PhD scholar, UCT Centre for Transport Studies/TOD embedded researcher, City of Cape Town)

Theme 2: What does TOD mean for Cape Town?

Speaker: Brett Herron (Mayco member for the Transport and Urban Development Authority, City of Cape Town)

Theme 3: What does TOD mean for the streets and neighbourhoods of Cape Town?

Speakers: Nisa Mammon (managing director and principle planner, NM & Associates Planners and Designers) and Jody Paterson (director and principal urban designer, NM & Associates Planners and Designers)

Theme 4: What needs to change to make TOD happen?

Speaker: Rob McGaffin (Department of Construction Economics and Management, UCT)

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