"Sound and sustainable public spaces build stronger communities in which citizens highlight local assets, spur rejuvenation and serve common needs” - Project For Public Spaces.
The Johannesburg City Improvement District (CID) Forum represents and promotes Sustainable Place Management and Urban Management institutions, initiatives and individuals throughout Johannesburg.
The CID Forum has been established as a platform from which City Improvement Districts in Johannesburg can share information, follow international trends and keep track of issues that have an impact on City Improvement Districts as a collective.
Each City Improvement District is unique but collectively they are all affected by the decisions of Council and the public sector.
"The 2015 budget outlines several initiatives that would unlock the economic potential of our urban areas through increased investment in infrastructure and stronger partnerships with the private sector." Lungisa Fuzile
"Dilapidated buildings surround the newly hip areas, ripe for development, but as hipsters replace hawkers, what happens to those who live there?" By Vibeke Venema, BBC World Service, 20 March 2015
Eskom confirms price increases to be implemented on 1 April 2015 to Eskom direct customers is still 12.69% and for municipalities will be 14.25% from 1 July 2015.
Johannesburg's long running legal battle over its obligations to evictees have increasingly become uncomfortably clear to its functionaries. (By Sarah Evans, Mail&Guardian, 20 March 2015)
Johannesburg has been ranked the third best city in Africa in terms of economic opportunity, according to PWC's inaugural 'lnto Africa' report.