South Africa is no different, as can be seen from developments in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. In order to compete on the global stage, the Tygerberg region should have a vibrant, world-class urban centre that attracts dreamers, thinkers and innovators.
Our aim is to:
- establish the Tygerberg area (and the Bellville CBD in particular) as an attractive destination for people to work, live, play and invest; and
- work alongside a variety of partners to stimulate and support initiatives aimed at advancing the aspirations of the entire Tygerberg region.
GTP fosters innovation and creativity in the corridor by bringing people of all sectors together in an informal manner to share, inspire and learn from each other.
We have achieved this through our monthly Future Tyger Creative sessions that focus on all elements of design and creativity. These, along with Triple I, allow us to create spaces which encourage creativity, foster the exchange of knowledge and provide a place robust debate.
Communications and Marketing
We have developed marketing and communications to promote the Greater Tygerberg Partnership and its stakeholders.
Partnership and Membership Development
A membership model and financing framework has been created to embrace the corporate sector and increase the number of members.
We distributed student maps to 30 000 students who move in and out of the area each day and held a Members Connect event targeted at members only.
The Business Breakfast Series with themes around property development, health innovation and
energy efficiency were also well attended.
Enhancing Mobility and Transport
The GTP has a vision for the voortrekker road Corridor that is not only sustainable but, more importantly, serves every person who moves in, out and around Bellville and the surrounding corridor. We aim to improve mobility for all by motivating for improved public transport options via bus, minibus and train.
Lobbying for pedestrian malls, bike lanes and more efficient public transport will help transform the area.
Within this programme we also established a partnership with Open Streets Cape Town, and undertook the first Talking Streets event. This was the first step towards preparing for Open Streets Bellville, to be held in the next financial year.