Comments on the City of Cape Town’s draft 2022-2027 MSDF

Isandla Institute has submitted comments on the City of Cape Town’s draft MSDF (Metropolitan Spatial Development Framework) 2022-2027. As with the IDP 2022–2027 on which it is based, the MSDF contains welcome programmes and initiatives, but falls short in a number of ways. Key concerns centre on: the inadequate attention given to safety; that CSOs and communities not being seen as partners and agents of change; a lack of support and enablement of self-build and incrementalism; insufficient focus on informal settlement and backyard development; and concerns about how performance is measured and trade-offs navigated.

Wednesday, 31 August 2022 07:14