This project applies the principles of “massive small” urban system change to the Adam Tas Corridor, an area in the city of Stellenbosch that comprises 400 ha along two intersecting transport routes. It includes the previously disadvantaged neighbourhoods of Kayamandi, Cloetesville and Ida’s Valley, and comprises prime, regeneration land and a major transport spine.
The vision is an urban-development corridor that is liveable, safe, resource-efficient, integrated, economically inclusive, and globally competitive – an environment for living, work and enjoyment that embodies our best knowledge on equitable, efficient settlement, and supports national, provincial and municipal policies.
ATC applies and tests the principles of “massive small change” as presented by STIAS fellow Kelvin Campbell to a concrete context in the form of a development framework and a feasibility study. It is supported by national, provincial and municipal government, Stellenbosch University, the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study, and local business and academic leaders with initial funding from Distell and Remgro.
The goal is to conduct research on urban planning and collaboration models that will establish a public-private partnership to undertake multiple projects. Initial plans include the development of a transport link to the university, a range of new, affordable housing types, collaborative workplaces and jobs. Collaborators in the project include Hannes van Zyl (entrepreneur and philanthropist), David Jack (V&A Waterfront), Stephen Boshoff (independent urban planner), Sarel Meyer (project manager).