City of Cape Town
The EDP has been mandated by the City of Cape Town to incubate the establishment of the area-based Metro-Central Partnership (MCP) – covering Cape Town International airport and area around the Symphony Way and Blue Downs Rail link between Philippi and Bellville. Notwithstanding a host of socio-economic and environmental challenges, the Metro Central area of Cape Town has substantial economic potential, due to its central geographical location in the Cape Town metropolitan region, the proximity of the Cape Town International Airport (CTIA), the development potential of its industrial nodes, and its location as a public transport corridor and integration zone. MCA provided technical assistance to the EDP’s incubation team, supporting systems mapping and the incubation of its Urban Management programme. Support has included workshop facilitation, strategic planning and strategy formulation, stakeholder engagements across public, private, and community groupings, programme conceptulisation, research, knowledge management, model development, and general planning and programme support.