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.
A place to walk through, but not yet to arrive in, Pier Place is a destination-in-waiting. Marked by a hard cobbled surface, winding benches and statues imitating the city commuters who frequent this square, area stakeholders involved with
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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