2nd Floor Harrington House
37 Barrack Street
Open Streets Cape Town and the Cape Craft and Design Institute are hosting a round table discussion which seeks to open up dialogue around what TOD means in the South African context and how our understanding of streets can be enriched by this concept.
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The format of the evening is four short (15 minute) presentations by knowledgeable guest speakers focusing on particular themes. This will be followed by a facilitated discussion which will last 45 minutes.
THEME 1: WHAT IS TOD?
Speaker: Sean Cook - PhD Scholar, UCT Centre for Transport Studies/TOD embedded researcher, City of Cape Town
Sean is a Doctoral candidate in Transport studies within the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Cape Town. His field of study is the relationship between urban development and public transport finance. For the duration of his doctorate, he will be embedded within the City of Cape Town's Transport and Urban Development Authority through a knowledge transfer programme. He is also a transport research consultant, running projects for UNEP, among others.
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
Cllr Herron has served as Mayoral Committee Member: Transport for Cape Town previously and has helped pioneer the City’s key spatial strategy of Transit-Oriented Development and the roll-out of MyCiTi.
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
Nisa practices as a professional planner in private practice and has over 25 years of experience across a range of scales and projects in spatial planning; focusing on urban spatial transformation and promoting the public realm in Cape Town and other South African cities. Nisa’s planning and design practice focuses mainly on making the public realm accessible to the majority of people to help create an inclusive urban environment and integrated city. She holds a PhD and Masters degree in city and regional planning from the University of Cape Town.
Jody Paterson - Director and Principal Urban Designer, NM & Associates Planners and Designers
Jody’s training and experience as an architect, city planner and urban designer allows her to play a support role to complex spatial planning exercises and strategic implementation programs. Her main interest is in the public realm, housing and the incorporation of non-motorised forms of transport into the urban environment.
Nisa and Jody have been jointly responsible for developing the Corridor Management Plan for the next phase of MyCiTi.
THEME 4: WHAT NEEDS TO CHANGE TO MAKE TOD HAPPEN?
Speaker: Rob McGaffin - Property Studies, UCT
Robert McGaffin is a town planner and land economist. He has worked as town planner with the City of Cape Town and the Gauteng Department of Economic Development and he has worked as a researcher for the Cambridge MIT Institute looking at the location factors of the high-tech industry in the UK and USA. His other focus is property finance in which he gained experience working as a manager in Standard Bank’s Commercial Property Finance Division. He has worked with Rode and Associates to produce the Rode Growth Points Report. He currently lectures on both the Property and Construction Programmes at the UCT Department of Construction Economics and Management and he is the Property Market Theme Coordinator for Urban LandMark.
Street Minds is an initiative facilitated by Open Streets Cape Town (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.
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This event is co-hosted as part of the Cape Craft and Design Institute's Creative Exchange series.