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FUTURE LAGOS | Getting More From the BRT

Do you take public transport in Lagos? Are you affected by long queues when catching your bus? How quick is it to get a BRT bus ticket? To review the launch of air-conditioned, WIFI Internet-enabled Metro Buses, Future Lagos has launched a questionnaire to find out how Lagosians use public transport.

cape town-150902. On Sunday 4th October 2015, the first ever Open Streets Bellville will take place. The focus will be on Kruskal Street, which will be turned into a pedestrian zone. The event aims to strengthen community ties by bringing the people of Bellville out to meet each other in a space usually used by cars. The top end of the street where its meets Voortrekker Rd in the foreground.  
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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Reimagining the streets of Bellville with Open Streets

Join Open Streets Bellville on Sunday 4th October 2015.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | How to turn a parking bay into a public space?

This year on Friday 18 September, Future Cape Town, along with its partners Blok, Young Urbanists and Future Lagos, decided to use this opportunity in Cape Town and Lagos to challenge the current mindset that parking bays are only meant for cars.


FUTURE LAGOS | Lagos through my lense: Tom Saater

Tom Saater, a documentary photographer, takes us through the streets of Lagos through his lense as he transitions, making Lagos his home


FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Photo Essay: How Warren Papier captures what you are missing

Architect and documentary photograph Warren Papier documents youth culture, street culture and minority movements.


FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Voices of the city: Zahira Asmal

Our voice of the city this week is the managing director of The City and the founder of DESIGNING_SOUTHAFRICA, Zahira Asmal.


FUTURE LAGOS | 6 ways to increase affordable housing in Lagos and Nigeria

Shelter is recognised as a basic human right, however due to the high cost of building materials, constructing affordable housing is proving to be difficult for developers.


FUTURE CAPE TOWN | How Phillipi Village could become a model for inclusive township regeneration

Claire du Trevou explores the new Phillipi Village development and wonders what inclusive urban regeneration means.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Development Updates

Stay up to date with how our city is building and being shaped by minor and major developments and redevelopments.

View of Tegucigalpa during sunset on January 16, 2015.      AFP PHOTO/Orlando SIERRA

FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Paul Romer: The world’s first charter city?

Paul Romer who is a new-growth economist unveiled an idea for a ‘charter city’ at TED2011.


FUTURE CAPE TOWN | How we will be taking over parking bays for PARK(ing) Day 2015

Future Cape Town, Blok and Young Urbanists propose 4 differents interventions during September 18th PARK(ing) Day.


FUTURE LAGOS | Lagos in the News – September 2015

These are the current news headlines coming out of Lagos

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | How can cities trigger innovation? Essential from SA Innovation Summit 2015

While the Silicon Valley is running out of problems to solve, African cities will be the test-bed of a new wave of innovations


FUTURE LAGOS | Part 2: Resilient Cities; are we ready to live on water?

Makoko, a community disowned by its city could be the answer to African coastal cities preparing for climate change.

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FUTURE LAGOS | Part 1: How to live and work with water in the future city

Unearthing some guiding principles that will promote a sufficient and respectful engagement of people living with water in the Lagos context.

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From the desk of Future Cape Town 001: The new school of learning

Standing on a hill overlooking the farmlands of Phillipi, Rashiq Fataar got thinking about the importance of field trips and site visits as a key part of the ‘new school’ of learning.


FUTURE CAPE TOWN | South Africa 2035 Learning from the Future

Find out what ideas two sustainable economy experts have about the future South Africa of 2015 in an informative video.

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The Reading Centre

Articles, reports and resources we are reading and using.

The architectural potential of plastic waste showcased through the night lighting of the installation.

FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Can plastic waste be the answer to low-cost housing?

Building with plastic waste: a public art installation in Cape Town

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | 3 ideas to expand the South African National Art Gallery in Cape Town

Young architects at the University of Cape Town present design concepts for expansion of the South African National Gallery in Cape Town.