What can a banana tell us about socio-spatial transformation along the Voortrekker Road Corridor Integration Zone, in Cape Town, South Africa.
An anecdote in 'The Walk', written by Sean O'Toole tells us that a single banana sold along the route can double in price depending on where you buy it illustrating "the complex and diverse nature of the economic fortunes of residents across the various neighbourhoods that constitute the so-called ‘Voortrekker Road Corridor’"
Based on research by Mercy Brown-luthango 'The Walk' explores how five city blocks can offer a window into the challenges of achieving spatial transformation in South Africa's cities.
Written by Sean O’Tool and edited and designed by Tau Tavengwa, The Walk meanders across five city blocks along the corridor, offering a window into the challenges of achieving spatial transformation in South Africa’s cities.
The project (and paper) is part of the Mistra Urban Futures programme, funded by MISTRA (the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research) and SIDA (the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency)