Set on the corner of a busy Cape Town main road the large and significant Trafalgar Park has all the potential to be a great community asset. The community of Woodstock has gathered together to create the Friends of Trafalgar Park which is incrementally working towards setting up structures to reverse the downward spiral of the park and turn it into a
Ryk Tulbagh Square
An inner-city public square that became a congested parking area, Ryk Tulbagh Square is the focus of its neighbours who dream of something more for the enclosed square and its beautiful canopy of mature tree branches. Places Plus is working with the community to understand where the wheel of progress has jammed for this civic space given over to too-many cars, and what can be done about it.
Sea Point Pavillion
Often ranked as one of the world’s top 10 public swimming pools, Sea Point Pavillion is well-managed and very popular. To make the environment even more welcoming, Places Plus was invited to facilitate sponsorship for free Wi-Fi, successfully paired internet service provider RSAWEB to the project. Beginning first on the food court area of the Sea Point Promenade, and then extending to cover the swimming pool, this project continues to be very impactful in the context of Cape Town’s digital divide.
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“Cultures and climates differ all over the world, but people are the same. They’ll gather in public if you give them a good place to do it.”
― Jan Gehl