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Living Cape: Establishing Sustainable Human Settlements
18 January 2016

The FuturesCape Project is a collaboration between the Western Cape Government and the African Futures Project, which is a partnership between the Institute for Security Studies and the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures.

The purpose of the FuturesCape Project is to provide key decision makers in the Western Cape Government with tools to inform their strategic decisions and shape reasonable expectations of long-term development policies.

This brief is the fifth in a series to analyse trends and comparative policy options around the six transitions of the One Cape 2040.

OneCape 2040 sets out a vision of the Western Cape that is liveable and inclusive, a province where all residents are able to live in sustainable human settlements. This Living Cape policy brief looks at how demand for housing opportunities may change, and how different demographic and economic trends and policy interventions might affect that demand, thereby enabling or hindering the formation of sustainable human settlements.

This policy research paper is the fourth in a series produced by the Western Cape Government’s FuturesCape Project – in collaboration with the Institute for Security Studies and the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures at the University of Denver – to analyse trends and comparative policy options around the six transitions of the One Cape 2040. This policy paper focuses on the Living Cape transition of the One Cape 2040 document with a focus on low- and gap-income housing provision and potential policy options around this.

While this paper explores policy options it does not constitute official policy of the Western Cape Government.

Authors: Eli Margolese-Malin, Tristan Görgens and Tracy Jooste

A publication by the Chief Directorate: Policy and Strategy and the Chief Directorate: Strategic Initiatives, Western Cape Government in collaboration with the African Futures Project.
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