Bellville Future City and Local Spatial Development Framework Masterplan

Frank Cumming is Director for Urban Catalytic Investments at the City of Cape Town. We discuss city mega projects, the Bellville Future City and Local Spatial Development Framework masterplan, the role of partnerships, and more.

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This episode is brought to you in partnership with The Greater Tygerberg Partnership

Listen or watch to understand:

  • How mega projects like the Bellville Future City vision impact on the sustainability of cities.
  • The opportunities and, correspondingly, challenges, for the success (or failure) of these kinds of mega projects.
  • The role of partnerships between the public and private sector in delivering projects of this scale.
  • How large-scale masterplans can serve the needs of the users at ground.
  • Overview of the vision for Bellville Future City.
  • Improvement measures being implemented in the short and medium term.
  • The catalyst for the development of this vision.
  • Desired outcome of the public consultation process.
  • How people can get involved in the process.

About Frank Cumming
Frank is public-spirited and passionate about developing thriving communities. He is a regeneration specialist, with over 15 years' corporate real estate experience across the mixed-use, residential development and investment markets. Frank held senior management positions at several leading UK property developers, completing some of Europe's most complex mixed-use regeneration schemes. Stratford City - Olympic 2012; Kings Cross Central and the London Wide Initiative, among others. Frank is motivated by bold thinking that challenges convention, with a love for South Africa and city life.

About The Greater Tygerberg Partnership
We are connecting people, places and partners to the many possibilities that exist for the current and future success of Bellville - Cape Town's secondary city.

Bellville is an important economic node that lies about 20 kilometres north of Cape Town, South Africa. The Greater Tygerberg Partnership is mandated to promote and accelerate the regeneration and upliftment of Bellville and surrounding areas, to drive its future as a prosperous, successful and attractive commercial centre for business owners, and a vibrant, inclusive, safe and modern hub for residents, students and the general public.

We are a development facilitation agency at the centre of a broad ecosystem focused on urban regeneration. We connect multiple stakeholders seeking to maximise the assets of Bellville, for the greater good of all people who live, work and play there.

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