Presentation on theme: "Inner City Investment Initiative Preparatory Workshop: 22 September 2011 Inner City Streetscape revival: Public Open Space and Resources and Greening of."— Presentation transcript:
Inner City Investment Initiative Preparatory Workshop: 22 September 2011 Inner City Streetscape revival: Public Open Space and Resources and Greening of Tshwane Leloko Puling: Acting Director: Parks and Horticultural Services / Open Space Management Section
Legislative and Policy Frameworks Status Quo of Inner City Open Space Typologies Proposed Inner City Projects (Inner City LOSP) Challenges Conclusion PRESENTATION OUTLINE
LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK The following frameworks support the Department in the execution of its mandate: Tshwane Open Space Framework (TOSF) Inner City Local Open Space Plan Streetscape Design Guideline Document City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality By Laws pertaining to public amenities
STATUS QUO OF INNER CITY OPEN SPACE TYPOLOGIES According to the Inner City Local Open Space Plan, Open Space Typologies within the inner city are outlined as follows: Red Network Brown Network Green Network Areas of ecological systems – National Zoo Gardens, Daspoort Ridge. Ridge systems – Witwaterberg Mountain Range, Salvokop. Blue Network All water courses within the city irrespective of their character and order – Apies River, Steenhoven Spruit and Walkerspruit. Grey Network Open Space with services and urban utilities such as water reservoirs, holding area, quarries, landfill sites and cemeteries – Skinner street taxi holding area, Marabastad and Boom Street taxi rank.
RED NETWORKS The Most important placemaking (symbolic elements) moments in the city structure – (Church Square) Ceremonial routes and boulevards that link symbolic elements – (Church Street)
BROWN NETWORKS Predominantly informal and formalised recreational Open Spaces – resorts, recreational parks and sports facilities – (Jazz Square) Movement Spaces – corridors, linkages, activity streets and e.t.c. (West Park, Jazz Square)
STATUS QUO OF INNER CITY OPEN SPACE TYPOLOGIES
Principles guiding development and revitalising the Inner City as outlined in the Inner City LOSP: Providing and enhancing pedestrian walkways in areas of pedestrian movement; Practicality and easily implementable Adding street kerbs to create edges to the streets; Adding unifying elements such as benches, litterbins and pedestrian lighting; Safety by Design; Accessible for all; Connected and integrated; Using unifying signage and legibility; Need all the open spaces we can get. INNER CITY OPEN SPACE & STREETSCAPE DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL
INNER CITY CAPITAL PROJECTS FOR 2011/2012 FINANCIAL YEAR PROJECT 2011/2012 BUDGETPROJECT ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION ADDITONAL FUNDING REQUIRED Potgieter Street Entrance 600, Landscaping: Soft Landscaping: Planting of indigenous trees, Shrubs and Ground covers. Hard Landscaping: Packed rock edged with precast concrete kerbsR 1, 500, R21 Traffic Island Fountains Circle 350, Landscaping: Soft Landscaping: Planting of indigenous trees, Shrubs and Ground covers. Hard Landscaping: Packed rock edged with precast concrete kerbs and brick paversR 3, 500, TOTAL 950,000.00R 5,000,
CHALLENGES & PROPOSED SOLUTIONS City specific approach to funding landscape and streetscape development are insufficient and hence presented as slow or non improvement of the Inner City. The City is in partnership with other government Department through inter alia Tsosoloso Programme to enhance landscape and streetscape development. Partnerships with private sector specifically those that are interested in greening are needed.
CONCLUSION Need for protection and development of open spaces within the Inner City Innovative funding approaches required to enhance development of landscape and streetscape developments within the City. Key to the above is involvement and partnerships private sector.