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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.

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.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | African architecture and the future African city – A review of the Design Africa symposium

The Design Africa Symposium was a compelling day of straight talk about the definition of an inclusive African city,

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Voices of the City: Darren Blair

Our voice of the city this week is a passionate about Cape Town, traveling & commuter cycling through the city who currently works as the Sales and Client Service Manager for Blok, Darren Blair.

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FUTURE JOBURG | How Bree street in Joburg reveals potential for new forms of urbanity to emerge?

Spatial analysis of Bree Street in Johannesburg questions the universality of globalisation and reveals potential for new forms of urbanity to emerge

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FUTURE LAGOS | Rethinking the future of the Lagos lagoon

In an attempt to develop visionary perspectives for the future of Lagos, Nigerian experts and DASUDA launched a Lagos Lab earlier this summer.

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FUTURE LAGOS | Office Developers Finally Respond to Parking Problems

Lagosians have become accustomed to the inherent problems that come with inadequate parking facilities and with the lack of adequate public transport, is the future looking bleak?

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | 5 South African architecture firm entries for the Guggenheim Helsinki

We take a look at some of the proposals by South African architecture firms for the proposed Guggenheim museum in Helsinki.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | How our cities could be safer for women and girls

How can we improve safety in cities for women and girls? We chat to young female urbanists about their ideas.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | How to co-design the future of public space? A case from Milan.

It is a web-platform with a square, and a square with a web-platform

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | What if we converted Olympic venues into schools?

It is not enough to build temporary Olympic stadia and arena to lower the costs of mega-events . Rio de Janeiro is going one step further.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Photo Essay : A journey around the world Inside Expo 2015

A photo gallery inside the Expo Milano 2015 exhibition site, where participating Countries have had the opportunity to build their own exhibition space (the Self-Built Pavilions), exhibiting their interpretation of the theme: Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | How visualising the newspaper history of a neighbourhood can shed light on the future

What can an archive of news articles tell us about the urban development of a neighbourhood. A student projects asks how mapping media history can unpack the development and social history of an area.

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FUTURE LAGOS | Tweetchat Review – Lagos, the online city

Can the internet connect citizens with decision makers? And, can this connection result in an improved city and quality of life for citizens? We review responses from our participants who participated in the Open City Lagos tweetchat.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | 1 year until the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro

A year before the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympics, Rio de Janeiro is a city in an accelerated motion, rehearsing, training, driving, constructing , calculating and preparing for the biggest event in its history.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | What to expect for Open Design 2015?

Future Cape Town speaks with Christo Maritz, Branding and Marketing Director for Open Design Cape Town 2015, on what to expect of the 2015 Edition.

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FUTURE LAGOS | Voices of the City: Ibidolapo Adejuyigbe

Our voice of the city this week is Ibidolapo Adejuyigbe, a management consultant who works in the realm of housing and economic policy.

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FUTURE LAGOS | 5 Forecasts for the Future of African Cities

Bosun Tijani, an innovation expert in Nigeria, shares his thoughts on how economic expansion and innovation will transform the continent.