Cape Town’s territorial development strategy is set out in two strategic and urban planning documents: its Integrated Development Plan (IDP) and its Spatial Development Framework.
The IDP, an essential tool for planning and urban planning at the municipal level over 5 years, aims to combine the various national sectoral policies at the local level with cross-cutting actions and to integrate in one place all dimensions of local development. The goals are to make Cape Town a prosperous city, providing efficient and accessible services to all, and to serve its citizens with a well-managed and well-managed administration.
AFD will provide the Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality with global budget support to its IDP in the form of a direct loan, accompanied by technical cooperation. The latter will consist of:
- close monitoring of the community, its financial situation and management, its territorial development strategy and the main related public policies;
- an in-depth dialogue and technical cooperation on policies deemed a priority by the City and the AFD, such as water and sanitation, urban restructuring and social housing.
The projects aims to:
- Promote sustainable and integrated urban development;
- Increase access to basic infrastructure on a local level, and especially to transportation, water and sanitation;
- Foster better integration of previously disadvantaged populations in the urban fabric, especially via urban redevelopment policies;
- Foster large South-Africa cities autonomy and improve management of public services.
The project’s expected economic, social and environmental impacts are far-reaching, and include:
- Increase in population life expectancy with the creation of 22,000 jobs per year;
- Improvement of access to basic services for disadvantaged populations, especially water, decent housing, with the rehabilitation of 25% of informal housing districts;
- Creation of 9,000 social housing units per year, and improvement of public transportation supply and urban redevelopment and regeneration;
- Reduction of greenhouse gases, water losses and consumption, as well as urban ecosystems preservation.
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