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CCID launches 2018 Online Residential Survey

16 Oct 2018 Tags: residential online survey

The Cape Town Central City Improvement District (CCID) has just launched its sixth annual Online Residential Survey and is calling on all CBD residents to make their voices heard towards creating the downtown lifestyle they wish to see.

Residential communities make up a very important sector of a vibrant CBD. Therefore, what they think of their urban environment, how they interact with it and what they think they would like to see added, is vital to ensuring that downtown residents indeed stay downtown.

To this end, the Cape Town Central City Improvement District (CCID) has been conducting annual online residential surveys since 2013 with people living in the CBD and its immediate surrounding “feed in” areas. The sixth – the 2018 Online Residential Survey - has just been launched, and the CCID is calling on all residents in the Central City to give feedback. By doing so, they also stand the chance to win one of three cash prizes just in time for the upcoming festive season.

“The survey will be live for one month, from 17 October until 16 November,” says CCID CEO Tasso Evangelinos: “We invite all residents in the Central City to participate and have their say. Tell us what you do or don’t like about living in or close to Cape Town’s traditional CBD. The survey only takes only around 10 to 15 minutes to complete but the information we gleam from it contributes year-round to helping us to best serve people living, working, studying or playing in the CCID’s footprint.”

According to the CCID Communications manager, Carola Koblitz, while each survey completed is confidential, the information received overall is collated, analysed and then repurposed for a variety of reasons. “We not only feed the results back to our own operational departments – Safety & Security, Urban Management and Social Development – but we also release the overall analysis to the media and use it in our annual investment guide, The State of Cape Town Central City Report. We know for a fact that the results are often scrutinised, for example, by prospective retailers looking to enter the Central City market and who use the survey to identify gaps.

“The published results also help prospective residents who are contemplating a move to an urban environment to make decisions about whether this is the right lifestyle for them. It’s very different from the ‘burbs! But we have people of all ages, professions and walks of life living in the Cape Town CBD, and increasing numbers of them have been living here for 10 years or more.”

Concludes Evangelinos. “This is your chance to tell us what you think of living in the Central City and we urge all residents – as well as all agents that manage residential blocks in the footprint of the survey – to make your collective voices heard. You’ll also get an opportunity at the end of the survey to add your own comments on any topics you feel weren't covered by the questions.”

By giving the CCID input on the Cape Town Central City’s residential environment all participants will also be given the chance to win one of three cash prizes in a draw:

  • First prize: R1 500
  • Second prize: R1 000
  • Third prize: R500

The 2018 CCID Residential Survey is currently accessible online and will be open until end of business on Friday 16 November. To participate, please visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/ResidentialSurvey2018

Image by: Scott Arendse (CCID Online Coordinator)