Ep 4. Spaces and legacy

In episode of 4 of the ‘Just for a Change’ podcast we dive into spatial justice in a fascinating episode about space and legacy. This is a large topic, especially in South Africa with the history of Apartheid and the legacy of this time that is in many ways a continued experience 26 years after the dismantling of the oppressive regime.

Host Kentse Radebe chats to Open Streets managing director Kirsten Wilkins about urban planning and cities. Open Streets work towards challenging the paradigm of urban mobility by carrying out campaigns, initiating dialogues and organising walks that raise citizen awareness, spark public debate, and ultimately drive behaviour change around the role of streets in the life of the city. In this conversation you’ll hear some interesting insights into how cities can become more inclusive and some of the practical ways that this is happening.

In this episode’s ‘Positive Outlook’ segment Katusha de Villiers speaks to Garth Hankey, an everyday hero who is the Improvement Process Coordinator at Groote Schuur Hospital and heads up some of the most innovative work happening in the healthcare sector. Groote Schuur Hospital is the first public hospital in South Africa to create spaces that allow for innovation and inclusion. You don’t want to miss the gems shared in this section.

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The links you need to know about:

Bertha Centre
https://www.gsb.uct.ac.za/berthacentre
Build Peace conference 2020 info
https://howtobuildpeace.org/attend-the-conference/conference-program/
Open Streets
https://openstreets.org.za/
Resource articles on spatial justice
https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/african-cities/0/steps/48325
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28319908
https://davidharvey.org/media/righttothecity.pdf

Heroes of Grootechuur Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/HeroesofGrooteSchuur/photos/when-i-was-the-bed-manager-i-discovered-that-people-in-the-emergency