TOPIC:  The Cape Winelands Cultural landscape
SPEAKER:  Fabio Todeschini
DATE:  Tuesday, 19 August 2014
TIME: 19h45 for 20h00
VENUE: The Athenaeum, Boundary Terraces, Newlands, at the intersection of Mariendahl and Campground Roads

Fabio Todeschini is a consulting architect, city planner, urban designer and heritage practitioner, as well as an academic (emeritus professor at the University of Cape Town). In a career spanning many decades, he has played a leading role in the shaping and testing of propositions for conservation and development at the Cape. He has undertaken seminal work on the Constantia-Tokai, Franschhoek, Dwars River, Eerste River and Ida’s Valleys (done with fellow heritage enthusiasts from the late 1980s).
In his address to VASSA Fabio will discuss the identification of the ‘Cape Winelands Cultural Landscape’, the threats to this landscape, how development can be organized as a positive force and the need for an effective ‘meeting of minds’ between heritage agencies responsible for heritage resource management, on the one hand, and development planning and control, on the other.