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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.

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Watch : Is Blikkiesdorp Home ? The issues around a controversial Temporary Relocation Area | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Is Blikkiesdorp Home? explores the several issues the residents of Blikkiesdorp are facing and their struggle to have access to more information concerning a future relocation.

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From township to town : Why plans for Cape Town’s Metro South East could improve city life for millions | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

South African cities can no longer afford isolated and disengaged interventions. How will the investments in the Metro South East build a greater town to township link and improve city life for millions in Cape Town.

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Why we need to shift our thinking about the Philippi Horticultural Area : A new model for creating a future Cape Town| FUTURE CAPE TOWN

The Philippi Horticultural Area is a unique opportunity to pave a better future for greater Cape Town in regards to job security, education, food production, innovative farming methods, and environmental sustainability.

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Watch: (Re)Shaping Colombia: The role of architecture, urbanism and design| FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Watch how two Colombian researchers embark on a journey of interrogating the role of architecture and urban design in different cities.

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Voortrekker Road Corridor holds the key for Cape Town’s future growth | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

National Government and City of Cape Town are collaborating to spatially transform the Voortrekker Road Corridor, an area which has all the ingredients and potential to influence the greater future of Cape Town.

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Voices of the city : Azraa Rawoot | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

In this week’s voices of the city, we hear from local urban designer Azraa Rawoot.

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5 ideas to shape the future of housing in South Africa | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

“Co-creating the future of housing South Africa” successfully engaged dialogue among government officials, private sector designers, and NGO leaders in the housing industry to collaboratively form key lessons to move forward South Africa’s housing crisis.

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10 reasons Cape Town’s new city “Wescape”, would be a disaster | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

In May 2013 Professor Vanessa Watson from the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics and the City and Regional Planning programme gave a presentation at the Institute of Architects as part of a public debate surrounding the Wescape development. Given the recent public debate surrounding the development we share her 10 reasons why the Wescape development would be a complete disaster.

Mayor Patricia de Lille announces that the Foreshore Freeways is to connect to the N1 after decades of controversy over its incompletion.

The incomplete Foreshore Freeways: Proposals from private sector to be welcomed

Mayor Patricia de Lille announces that private sector bids will be invited to resolve the future of the Foreshore Freeways.

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Who owns the space? A collaborative future for public spaces | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

The third and final ‘The Future of Public Space’ discussed the control and ownership of public spaces with experts to analyse the current and potential roles for stakeholders to deliver better public spaces.

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WATCH – King’s Cross: an urban transformation in London focused on people | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Watch how a new urban development in London prioritises public space over architecture. The story of King’s Cross.

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Design by activism: How we can use our public spaces to create change | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

We look back on our the event on the role and impact of activism in the shaping of the future of public spaces in South Africa.

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Wescape: Why build a new city for 800, 000 people more than 40km away from Cape Town? | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

The City of Cape Town has approved the moving of the urban edge to accommodate the creation of a new city 20 kilometres from Cape Town up the west coast – we explore some of the pressing issues around this development.

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Why cities should learn from nature : The case for biomimicry | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Can cities learn from nature? Shannon Royden-Turner unpacks the principles of biomimicry as a way to effectively and sustainably move cities forward.

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Voices of the city: Shuaib Philander | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

This week in we talk to Shuaib Philander, a member of 20sk8, a skate group which was featured in the short film Jas Boude about how he views Cape Town.

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We need new terms for co-creating the future of Cape Town : Re-thinking the sale of the Tafelberg site

The submission by Future Cape Town with regards to the call for comments on the property disposal of the Tafelberg site by the Western Cape Government.

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FUTURE LAGOS | Interview with Kolade Akiyode: Inclusive urban management – A case for street traders’ survival

“Street trading acts as a crucial source of income for large numbers of the urban poor but the management of street trading activities by constituted authority is typically hostile, therefore hampering their ability to operate.”

Urban designer and researcher Kolade Akiyode asserts the virtue of inclusive governance for street trading and the informal economy.

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EVENT : The future of public space III: Who owns the space?

The third “Future of Public Spaces” event will explore how control and ownership among various sectors is shaping the future of public spaces.