Transit Oriented Development (TOD) is gaining traction internationally as the new paradigm for transport and development planning. It's the express objective of achieving more sustainable and equitable cities by bringing transport and land use planning together to create more vibrant and sustainable cities. In May 2017, Street Minds organised a round table discussion between leaders in this field to explore what TOD means for Cape Town.
Following the round table, we produced a short documentary series which seeks to explain the concept of TOD and what potential it might hold as a concept to transform Cape Town...
Sean Cook - PhD Scholar, University of Cape Town Centre for Transport Studies / TOD embedded researcher, City of Cape Town
Sean is a Doctoral candidate in Transport studies within the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Cape Town. His field of study is the relationship between urban development and public transport finance. For the duration of his doctorate, he will be embedded within the City of Cape Town's Transport and Urban Development Authority through a knowledge transfer programme. He is also a transport research consultant, running projects for UNEP, among others.
Brett Herron - Mayco Member for the Transport and Urban Development Authority, City of Cape Town
Cllr Herron has served as a Mayoral Committee Member: Transport for Cape Town previously and has helped pioneer the City’s key spatial strategy of Transit-Oriented Development and the roll-out of MyCiTi.
Nisa Mammon - Managing Director and Principle Planner, NM and Associates Architects and Urban Designers
Nisa Mammon is a professional planner who has been practicing for over 20 years across a range of planning scales and projects. Her expertise includes but is not limited to land use planning & design at local and large scale, surveys and research design, policy planning and research, development and project management, development facilitation, economic development and tourism planning, integrated development planning, spatial and policy frameworks, airport planning & design, public transport and non-motorized transport planning and planning legislation analysis and reform.
Jody Patterson - Director and Principal Urban Designer, NM and Associates Architects and Urban Designers
Jody’s training and experience as an architect and urban designer allows her to play a support role to large scale development processes, complex spatial planning exercises and strategic implementation programs. Her interests and strengths lie in spatial and urban analysis, strategic urban design thinking and conceptual architectural exercises, including housing and transport/ non-motorised transport planning. She is also involved in policy planning and research.
Nisa and Jody have been jointly responsible for developing the Corridor Management Plan for the next phase of MyCiti.
Rob McGaffin - Property Studies, University of Cape Town
Robert McGaffin is a town planner and land economist. He has worked as a town planner with the City of Cape Town and the Gauteng Department of Economic Development and he has worked as a researcher for the Cambridge MIT Institute looking at the location factors of the high-tech industry in the UK and USA. His other focus is property finance in which he gained experience working as a manager in Standard Bank’s Commercial Property Finance Division. He has worked with Rode and Associates to produce the Rode Growth Points Report. He currently lectures on both the Property and Construction Programmes at the UCT Department of Construction Economics and Management and he is the Property Market Theme Coordinator for Urban LandMark.