FEBRUARY TALK (21 Feb 2017)

TOPIC: The impact of new development proposals on the historic fabric of the Bo Kaap
SPEAKER:  Prof. Fabio Todeschini
DATE:  Tuesday, 21st February 2017
TIME: 19h45 for 20h00
VENUE: The Athenaeum, Boundary Terraces, Newlands, at the intersection of Mariendahl and Campground Roads

Prof. Fabio Todeschini will be discussing the controversial new development that recently was approved by the Mayor despite the numerous objections that were made. The scale of the development will have a significant impact on the historic fabric of the city, both on Riebeeck Square and on the Bo Kaap. Developments such as these are driven by developers looking to financial gain and will have a very negative impact on the city.

Fabio Todeschini
Our speaker, Fabio Todeschini Fabio Todeschini is a professional architect, city planner, urban designer, heritage practitioner and an academic. He is a past Director of the School of Architecture and Planning at University of Cape Town. He is an Emeritus Professor at UCT. He currently leads a China-South Africa research project: ‘Towards Liveable, Sustainable and Low Carbon Urban Settlements: lessons learnt from a comparative morphological and structural analysis of the cities of Wuhan, China and Cape Town, South Africa’.

Talks are free of charge and open to members of the public. All welcome!