International think tank on planning in Stellenbosch

Workshops on planning for the Stellenbosch town centre, Jonkershoek and Khayamandi form part of an international conference to be held in Stellenbosch during the current month.  Local and international planners, urban designers and architects will be combining thoughts on design solutions for problems in each of these environments.

Workshops on planning for the Stellenbosch town centre, Jonkershoek and Khayamandi form part of an international conference to be held in Stellenbosch during the current month.  Local and international planners, urban designers and architects will be combining thoughts on design solutions for problems in each of these environments.

The 14th International Winelands Conference of this year is held under the auspices of Cape Town Design Capital 2014 (CTDC 2014). The theme, ‘Innovation for the Urban Age’, has universal relevance, but is particularly relevant in the Cape Peninsula and the Winelands, where agriculture and the need for urban densification run together. The conference, which will be presented at Spier from 31 March to 4 April, is preceded by a two-day conference of the Institute for Urban Design SA, with the theme ‘Urban Innovation’.

Speakers include emeritus Prof. Richard Hayward from the University of Greenwich, author of Making Better Places: Urban Design Now (1993), and Prof. Kelvin Campbell, visiting professor in Urban studies at the University of Westminster. One of his publications is Massive Small: the operating system for smart urbanism (2011).

Workshops (charrettes) in which conference goers will participate are focused on Khayamandi, Jonkershoek and the Rhenish complex and Church Street.  Visit www.winelandsconf2014.co.za or contact Udisa at udisa@cifa.org.za.

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