Programme Summary



UDISA Conference Day
08:30 - 08:45Welcome & Introduction by UDISA
08:45 - 09:15Ice Breaker - The fine line between Red Tape and Red CarpetLiezel Kruger Fountain, Principal Urban Designer, Urban Integration, City of Cape Town
09:15 - 09:45Green Infrastructure; dealing with ecological considerationJohan Barnard, Newtown Landscape Architects cc
09:45 - 10:15Through a Dusty LensMonica Albonico, Albonico Sack Metacity, Architects & Urban Designers
10:15 - 10:45Refreshments
10:45 - 11:15Urban Design as public and private policyWalter Fieuw, Making of Cities
11:15 - 11:45Unlocking Value through an urbanist perspectiveBarbara Southworth, Director, Gapp Architects & Urban Designers
11:45 - 12:15The Various Dimension of Public Space and its implications for the value of urban designKarina Landman, Associate Professor: DTRP, Univeristy of Pretoria
12:15 - 12:45Reflections of 'Capital Web' through research of everyday practices in DelftFadly Isaacs & Melinda Silverman, University of Cape Town
12:45 - 13:30Lunch
13:30 - 14:00Ice Breaker - Special Purpose Vehicle as a model for competitive economic development in South African citiesPierre Voges, Municipal Manager, Saldanha Bay Municipality
14:00 - 14:30The Role of Urban Designers - A Planners Perspective/Lessons LearnedPaul Olden, Director & Town Planner, Urban Dynamics
14:30 - 15:00The Value Add of good urban design - illustratedMatthew Gray, Matthew Gray Architects & Urban Designers
15:00 - 15:30Refreshments
15:30 - 16:00The Silo District - Designing a new urban spaceMark Noble, Development Manager, V & A Waterfront
16:00 - 16:50PANEL DISCUSSION
16:50 - 17:00Summary and close
18:00 - 20:00UDISA - Roelof S Uytenbogaardt UDISA Memorial Lecture - URBAN PRAXIS - Making sense of nonsense for the post-apartheid cityErky Wood, Director & Founding Member, GAPP Architects & Urban Designers
WCPDF Day 1
07:30 - 08:30Registration & Refreshments
08:30 - 08:40WelcomeMC - Viola Manuel
08:40 - 09:20Keynote: Our plans to create growth in times of changeMinister Alan Winde, Western Cape Government
09:20 - 10:00Industry ResponseDeon van Zyl, Chairman, WCPDF
10:00 - 10:20Questions to the Minister
10:20 - 10:50Refreshments
ENABLING PROCESSES
10:50 - 11:30A new approach to City of Cape Town MSDFPeter Ahmad, City Growth Management, City of Cape Town
11:30 - 12:10Transit Orientated Development and the 24 hour CityProf Francois Viruly, Urban Real Estate Research Unit, UCT
12:10 - 12:50Mapping the Development Process to understand the cost drivers of development in CTRob McGaffin, Urban Real Estate Research Unit, UCT
NETWORKING LUNCH BUFFET
BUILT ENVIRONMENT PLANNING PROGRAMME
13:50 - 14:30Funding of Bulk Infrastructure in City of Cape TownAlderman Ian Neilson, Executive Deputy Mayor, City of Cape Town
14:30 - 15:10Developer's contribution to a Waterwise CityPeter Flower, Director: Water & Sanitation, City of Cape Town
15:10 - 15:50The future of Solar Energy in the CityJustin Tarr, Head of Sales, Enel Green Power
15:50 - 16:20Refreshments
ECONOMIC GROWTH
16:20 - 17:00Investment into Cape Town - A Panel DiscussionPanel Chair: Janine Myburgh, President, Cape Chamber of Commerce & Industry - Panel to be announced
NETWORKING COCKTAIL
17:00 - 19:00Networking Cocktail PartySponsor to be announced
WCPDF Day 2
07:30 - 08:00Registration & Refreshments
08:00 - 08:30AGM
08:30 - 08:35WelcomeMC: Rod MacPhail
08:35 - 08:45Overview of Day 1MC: Rod MacPhail
08:45 - 10:00Armchair discussion: Politics in South AfricaMax du Preez, Journalist, Television Host, Political Commentator and Newspaper Columnist & Aubrey Matshiqi, Research Fellow at Helen Suzman Foundation, Political Analyst, ANC Strategist
10:00 - 10:20Questions
10:20 - 10:50Refreshments
REGIONAL ECONOMICS
10:50 - 11:50How the City can encourage growthProf Brian Kantor, Economist/Investment Strategist/Writer
11:50 - 12:50Utilising data to establish benchmarks for downtown growth and prosperityCarola Koblitz, Manager:Communications, Cape Town Central City Improvement District (CCID)
NETWORKING LUNCH BUFFET
INTELLIGENT COMMUNICATION
13:50 - 14:30Internet of Things - Monetizing the most disruptive technology in the 20th CenturyJacques du Toit, CEO, Vox Telecom (Pty) Ltd
AFFORDABLE ACCOMMODATION
14:30 - 15:10City of Cape Town Housing Policy ShiftCllr Brett Herron, Mayoral Committee Member, Transport & Urban Development Authority
15:10 - 15:50Contributing costs to affordable housing - A Panel DiscussionPanel Chairman: Elton Olivier, AECOM (SA) Pty Ltd - Panel to be announced
15:50 - 16:00ClosureDeon van Zyl, Chairman, WCPDF