The Key to Safe Streets: Five Cities Humanizing Street Design
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Greenmarket Square

Cape Town

South Africa

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Project for Public Spaces
 on 
May 18, 2005
December 14, 2017

A cobblestone square in the center of Cape Town where browsers comb through displays of traditional African crafts, curios and clothes.

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This square, central to Cape Town, became a farmer's market in 1710 and since then has become primarily patronised by curio sellers. The market is surrounded by beautiful old buildings, some of which have been converted into hotels. Facing the market on street level is a good selection of boutiques and bistros.

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