Wescape, South Africa, Africa
 
 
Year2012latitude: -33° 34'
longitude: 18° 31'
Period2015-2035
Initiator(s)CommuniTgrow, Western Cape Government
Planning organizationNuPlan Africa Town Planners, Ariya and Target Projects, Bellandia
Nationality initiator(s)
Designer(s) / Architect(s)ARG Design
Design organization
Inhabitants
Target population800,000
Town websitehttp://wescapelife.co.za/
Town related linkshttp://futurecapetown.com/2016/06/10-reasons-cape-towns-new-city-wescape-wo uld-be-a-disaster-future-cape-town/#.WA4Sl_mLTIU
http://www.thesouthafrican.com/meet-david-lee-pearson-dodgy-businessman-beh ind-wescape/
http://www.iol.co.za/news/politics/r140bn-wescape-project-doomed-1527764
Literature

type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New-Town-in-Town
Satellite
New Town
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy
Capital
Decentralization
Industrialization
Resettlement
Economic
 


source: http://futurecapetown.com /




source: http://futurecapetown.com /




source: wescapelife.co.za




source: wescapelife.co.za




source: wescapelife.co.za




source: wescapelife.co.za


Wescape is a proposed development project located in the north-west area of the City of Cape Town. It was proposed by urban development company CommuniTgrow, it is expected to house a population of 800.000 inhabitants by 2035, build 200.000 housing units along with several public facilities. According to the proposal, the development would involve 10 phases to be completed in 20 years, starting with building in 2015 and ending around 2035.
Even if Wescape’s plan should be based on the following principles “ Economy, Homes, Education, Governance, Health and Regenerative Ecology”, the planning has faced criticism from residents of the nearby suburb of Melkbosstrand, threatened by the impact that the construction of the new town might have on the existing township, as well as some prominent academics.
Actually there are some questions that need to be asked: the real possibility to make such a large number of population move to Westcape and to provide them with affordable housing. Moreover, due to its nature of satellite town, the city of Westcape will need a completely new network of connections and transport system, whose cost have been likely underestimated.
But the main risk concerns the proximity of the Koeberg Nuclear Power Station: Wescape lies within the 16km zone around Koeberg within which development is limited for safety reasons. The National Nuclear Regulator and the City’s Disaster Risk Management Centre strongly object to the proposal.

source: http://wescapelife.co.za/

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