Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading (VPUU NPC)

Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading (VPUU NPC) – Organisation


South Africa


Western Cape


Cape Town


215 Lower Main Road
7925 Observatory
Cape Town


For the past 10 years, Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading (VPUU NPC) has been addressing the spatial and historic divide faced by South African communities, more specifically in the Western Cape. VPUU was established to build safe and sustainable neighbourhoods in dialogue with residents to shape their future cities. VPUU aims at integrated communities, citizenship, pride and the improvement of quality of life for the residents – one neighbourhood at a time.

Our mission is to increase safety and to improve the living and social conditions of communities through urban improvements and social interventions. We work as intermediary between residents and public sector. Our methodology is centred around a Community Action Plan based on the pillars of Lifelong Learning, Social Capital, Safe Communities and Evidence. Cornerstones to our approach are human development and sustainability underpinned by key principles including trust, accountability, voluntarism, participation, partnerships and local ownership.

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