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City extends deadline for carbon-neutral development proposals<p>The four sites are available to interested and affected parties, private and third party sectors, such as non-governmental organisations, for development as part of the C40 Reinventing Cities programme – a global architecture and urban design competition.<br> <br>‘We are facing exceptional circumstances, where our movement and social interaction are restricted. We have also received requests from interested parties to extend the deadline for submissions, and as such, the City has decided to extend the deadline from 15 May 2020 to 17:00 on Friday, 12 June 2020. Hopefully, an additional month will give those who are interested enough time to prepare their project submissions for these sites,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Spatial Planning and Environment, Alderman Marian Nieuwoudt.</p><p>The C40 Reinventing Cities competition requires multi-disciplinary teams of architects, planners, developers, entrepreneurs, environmentalists, start-ups, neighbourhood collectives, innovators, and artists to team up and submit proposals which deliver carbon neutral and resilient urban regeneration.<br> <br>The first phase of the competition will now close on 12 June 2020, by which time interested parties must submit their proposals and development concepts for the sites. Up to three finalists for each site will be shortlisted later this year, followed by the announcement of successful project proposals in 2021 after a second bidding round.</p><p>‘These dates are provisional, and may change, depending on the world’s efforts to contain the Coronavirus. We will keep everybody informed. In the meantime, I want to reiterate that the City and C40 remain fully committed to the Reinventing Cities Initiative to develop innovative projects that will see a more sustainable and healthy urban future. I also want to add that COVID-19 is forcing all of us to rethink and re-assess our approach to development, in particular as it relates to improving our collective resilience,’ said Alderman Nieuwoudt. </p><p>The four underused City sites are located in precincts with access to public transport services, and align with City policies that pursue inward growth and investment that will support dense, diverse, and transit-oriented land uses: </p><ul><li><div style="text-align:left;">Athlone station car park opposite the entrance to the Athlone train station.</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Kapteinsklip station precinct in Mitchell’s Plain. This City-owned site is located to the north and south of Baden Powell Drive at the intersections of Eisleben and Weltevreden Roads.</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Moquet Farm in Diep River. The site is on the intersection of Main and Kendal Roads.</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Tygerdal site at the Monte Vista station, Goodwood.</div></li></ul><p>Development proposals must pursue carbon-neutrality, enhance the City’s resilience capacity and sustainability performance, enhance the urban environment, and improve local residents’ quality of life.<br> <br>‘The purpose of the C40 Reinventing Cities programme is to transform underutilised urban sites into beacons of carbon neutrality and reduced emissions. It is estimated that an additional 2,5 billion people will live in cities by 2050. More and more people will move to Cape Town, and we must plan ahead for this growth. The way we design and build our city today will determine the quality of life of all Capetonians in future – this is very important, given that buildings account for about 50% of urban emissions in C40 cities,’ said Alderman Nieuwoudt.<br> <br>The design proposals must reduce energy demand, use energy efficiently, and use renewable energy, or low-carbon energy. Proposals should also address other elements of urban sustainability and include features that address water and energy conservation, sustainable materials, green mobility and so forth.<br> <br>More information about the competition and the project sites in each participating city is available at: <a href="" target="_blank"></a><i class="icon link-external"></i>. </p><p>‘I encourage interested parties to visit the website, and to submit their questions, should they have any. Our officials will respond to these in due course,’ said Alderman Nieuwoudt.<br> <br> <br><strong>End</strong></p>2020-04-14T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#721336ee-2e36-487b-8b66-7e187a2bf1f6;L0|#0721336ee-2e36-487b-8b66-7e187a2bf1f6|C40 Cities;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#f0dba6d6-5c41-4f7b-b5d2-9d8e5184ca97;L0|#0f0dba6d6-5c41-4f7b-b5d2-9d8e5184ca97|land1

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