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  • 1. THE INFORMAL CITYthe informal city is not theopposite of a formal citybut rather a city information, or one beingformed by people
  • 2. THE INFORMAL CITYit makes up 50% of mainurban areas in the globalsouth but has completelyfallen outside of thearchitectural & urbanisticattention
  • 3. SUBURBAN MEETSTHE CITYa mixed-usedevelopment, includingapartments, offices andretail spaces connected by acontinuous promenade
  • 4. SUBURBAN MEETSTHE CITYmixing retail, row- houses andapartments in untraditionalways – a retail facingstreet, offices towardslight, residence views to theopen spaces
  • 5. SUBURBIA –AMERICAN DREAMa residential district located onthe outskirts of a city
  • 6. SUBURBIA –AMERICAN DREAMwhite picket fences, largedriveways, bigbackyards, gardens andtrees, family and car“friendly”, low rise, peacefuland safe
  • 7. COMPACT CITYmedium to high rise apartmentblocks, located in the citycentre or within close proximity
  • 8. COMPACT CITYhigh density, smaller livingspaces, closer to publictransport nodes, more relianton public spaces andplaces, family and car “un-friendly”
  • 9. ACTIVATE THESPACEbring life, colour and vibrantactivity to the hostileenvironment below thefreeways, activating the spacefor citizens
  • 10. ACTIVATE THESPACECase Study: Glasgowradical revitalization of a cruciallink to the City Centre, severedby the construction of the M8motorway in the 1960’s
  • 11. FREEWAYS FORPEOPLEremove all cars and take thefreeways back as a green andlandscaped public space forcyclists and pedestrians, in theheart of the city
  • 12. FREEWAYS FORPEOPLECase Study: New YorkThe recycling of anabandoned elevatedrailroad, redesigned andplanted as an aerial urban
  • 13. NEW MUSEUMIt is already a landmark, whydon’t we turn it into a usableand iconic landmark – agateway into Cape Town
  • 14. NEW MUSEUMCase Study: Cape Towncould be a Museum of CityPlanning & Transport -dramatic location, panoramicview amphitheater, TableMountain backdrop
  • 15. DEMOLISH ANDRECONNECTdemolish the freeways, andreconnect the Central City withthe harbour and water, throughpublic promenades and parks
  • 16. DEMOLISH ANDRECONNECTCase Study: Seattledemolition of an earthquakedamaged elevated highway tounlock land for aredesigned, newly accessiblewaterfront