Faculty Advisor

Jiusto, J. Scott

Faculty Advisor

Weininger, Stephen J.

Project Center

Cape Town, South Africa


Our goal was to make recommendations for infrastructure designs and management options for informal traders to be used in the central business district (CBD) of Mitchells Plain in Cape Town, South Africa. We interviewed traders in the marketplace to communicate their concerns and suggestions to the City. We proposed canopy options and management improvements for the market. This project produced proposals for improvement in four main areas; infrastructure, waste management, merchandise transportation and storage. With implementation, the recommendations would improve the functionality of the marketplace.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2008

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry