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Design Competition reimagines Sea Point Library square : An interview with the winning team, Craft of Architecture (CoA)

Craft of Architecture (CoA), a local design firm won the design competition to reimagine and redesign the Sea Point Library square. Read our interview with Michal Korycki.

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Voices of the City : Lindsey Appolis | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

This week Future Cape Town speaks with Lindsey Appolis, a photographer based in Cape Town.

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How will the public space at Cape Town station change? Unpacking the R1 billion development plan

Cape Town Station will undergo a third major upgrade for R1 billion. Read the analysis of the precinct to know how the forecourt as a public space will change.

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From Lisbon to Cape Town – 6 urban ideas for the Mother City (Part 2)

Reflecting on a 3 month stay in Lisbon, Janine Loubser, an urban planner returns to Cape Town, with inspiring ideas and lessons for the Mother City (Part 2).

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From Lisbon to Cape Town – 6 urban ideas for the Mother City (Part 1)

Reflecting on a 3 month stay in Lisbon, Janine Loubser, an urban planner returns to Cape Town, with inspiring ideas and lessons for the Mother City.

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How Cape Town is getting smarter about parks : 6 new parks in the city | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

The Smart Park concept is aimed at providing for inclusivity, social interaction and the integration of communities. Discover 6 new smart parks initiated by the City of Cape Town.

Lagos Bikeable City Plan

What makes a bikeable city? Ideas to get Lagos cycling again | FUTURE LAGOS

Lagos could return to the cycling oriented city it once was. A group of experts met-up in early 2016 to discuss why citizens currently don’t cycle, what can be done to change this and to envision a future for Lagos’ transport infrastructure.

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Why Is Collaboration Not Working In Cities? Lecture by Adam Beck | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

A review of the lecture by Adam Beck on driving collaboration to achieve Urban Regeneration.

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Voices of the City : Allison Swank | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

This week Future Cape Town speaks with Allison Swank who worked for OkayAfrica and produced the film : The People versus the Rainbow Nation.

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WATCH : A time-lapse of the wednesday market at the Grand Parade

Watch this timelapse of the Wednesday Market at the Grand Parade, one of the oldest public spaces in South Africa.

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WATCH : Why we have traffic congestion : A simulation of the flows of private vs other transport modes | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Cities continue to be planned around and for cars? Why? The ability to accelerate, as well as the flexible use of cars, clearly make cars appear superior over all other means of mobility-but are they?

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2nd Cape Flats Aquifer Seminar : Water, Farming and the Future of the PHA | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Future Cape Town recently attended a workshop in the Philippi Horticultural Area (PHA) where we learned about its aquifer and the role its farmers play in providing food security for the City of Cape Town.

Voices of the City Andrew Turpin

Voices of the city : Andrew Turpin | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

In this week’s voices of the city, we hear from local young architect Andrew Turpin.

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How to Make Local and National Governments Work Together : A Big Idea to Tackle Climate Change | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

The coming Habitat III proposal : National Urban Policy Commissions, seen as being a potential solution to apply a multi-level governance to tackle climate change.

NEXT AFRICA AIBR Video

Watch: NEXT AFRICA, conditions of urbanity, history and identity in Africa | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

A fascinating montage of commentary on the issues of urbanity, history and identity in Africa commissioned by the International Architectural Biennale Rotterdam (IABR-2016- The Next Economy).

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Why cycling should matter when planning the future of South African cities | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

South Africa is not a country of cars. In fact, the majority do not own cars. Brett Petzer makes the case for cycling, and why it should matter to the future planning of South African cities.

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A Success Story in large-scale Informal Settlement Upgrading : Learning from Thailand | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Read how the Thai government is collaborating with cooperatives to upgrade informal settlements at a large scale. Can South Africa take a leaf out of Thailand’s book?

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WATCH: How art is promoting the role of women in Rio’s favelas| FUTURE CAPE TOWN

French artist JR, uses huge photos of the faces and eyes of local women on houses in Rio’s favelas, to promote the key role of women in society.

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Rotterdam to Cape Town : an interview with Hedwig Crooijmans-Lemmer | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Future Cape Town hears about how public spaces compare between Cape Town and Rotterdam from the dutch born Hedwig Crooijmans-Lemmer

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LECTURE : Emerging Urban Regeneration Models : Viewpoints from North America with Adam Beck

Future Cape Town is excited to host Adam Beck to present about his work and experiences with gentrification. With examples from North America, the presentation will explore the emerging urban regeneration models.