Michael Krause - Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading

Michael Krause - Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading

The Harare Community Park was opened in Cape Town on 23 May 2009 as part of the programme Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading (VPUU) to improve the quality of life and recreational opportunities of the residents of Harare. VPUU, lead by Michael Krause, aims to increase the safety of residents, strengthen measures to reduce crime and violence, upgrade low-income neighbourhoods and provide social and commercial services. The new multi-purpose community building in Harare is aimed at improving the life and recreational opportunities of the residents. One of its walls was decorated by local women, together with a professional artist. They made a beautiful mosaic of a tree of love symbolically sprouting leaves of hearts, hands and eyes.
Click here to find out more about VPUU.
Click here to read Michael's article on Sacred and Secular Spaces in Khayelitsha.