Capital’s kleingarten, which have helped earn its status as one of Europe’s greenest cities, under threat from property investors
Here in Cape Town our mayor Patricia De Lille is wreaking havoc on a the cities food security by allowing development in an area of of agricultural food production within the cities urban boundary – the Philipi Agricultural area, to satisfy political campaign promises to build low-income housing without having to face up to selling urban brownfield sites that can be converted to high-end residential property, with high rates and taxes. rather than mixed -use low income development closer to the cities core, with low rates and a high social security cost to the city.
Are politicians any different anywhere – but how does one balance a cities books – the truth is seldom as simple as media campaigns make out!
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