Cape Town is one of Africa’s oldest cities. Shaped by history it bears the marks of colonialism, slavery and apartheid. Although the democratic era has brought great changes, inequality and exclusion particularly for poor households, remains a visible feature of our city. The launch of the City of Cape Town’s Transport and Urban Development Authority in 2017 brings together the key urban functions that can change this. By placing transport, urban planning, public housing and environmental sustainability in one Authority we unlock the synergies, investment partnerships and creativity we need to grow Cape Town’s economy, and improve quality of life, for the benefit of current and future generations.

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