Black River Corridor: Visions for Restoration and Recreational Use

Section of the Black River near Oude Molen Eco Village


The goal of this project is to aid the City of Cape Town in creating a vision for park and recreational spaces throughout the Black River Corridor to improve the socioeconomic potential of the river. Through research and field visits, the team will document the current state of the river, assess opportunities for recreational use, and make recommendations for an inter-departmental task force to progress the project.


We have established the following objectives to attain our goal:

  • Research urban river restoration efforts in other cities.
  • Document conditions along the river.
  • Assess opportunities for clean-up and recreational use of the river.
  • Make recommendations for an inter-departmental task force to move forward with the project.