Open Streets Cape Town has been appointed by the OBSID Board to undertake a feasibility study with regards the potential and opportunities possible on and around the space known as The Village Green.
This follows on from the 2020 public spaces survey run by OBSID to better understand the needs and imaginings of people who love, live in and move through our neighbourhood.
We are glad to work in collaboration with this organisation that takes a people-first approach to the transformation of public space. This is in line with the OBSID policy for public space intervention and aligned with the identity and community-care approach we see with Observatory residents as a whole.
The Village Green Feasibility Study is comprised of three components: research, a large degree of urban planning consideration with regards to current possibilities and restrictions, and most importantly engagement and conversation.
This study looks to creatively understand the thoughts and opinions of those who use and would like to use this space in order to equip OBSID to manage and upgrade this precinct in a way that is possible, sustainable and inclusive.
Project update – July 2021:
Open Streets have completed the study and the OBSID Board is meeting later this month to consider the findings of the study and agree next steps. Further updates will follow.