In our first installment of Future Smart Reads, here are some of the articles that have grabbed our attention this week from, Future Cape Town and elsewhere.
- HELSINKI: Designed by architecture students at Aalto University, Helsinki unveiled a temporary timber pavilion that provides a meeting place for events related to the Helsinki World Design Capital 2012 programme.
- TAIPEI: Taipei’s current Mayor, Hau Long-bin, announced his city’s official campaign to bid for the prestigious title of World Design Capital 2016.
- CAPE TOWN: Rouen Smit shares some of the official events, that citizens could look forward to during Cape Town’s year as World Design Capital 2014
- CAPE TOWN: A Capetonian shares the story of a five hour long commute to and from Harare in Khayelitsha using busses and mini-bus taxi’s. Is the dream of a Cape Town with a safe, reliable and integrated public transport system within reach?
- GLOBAL: The city ranking specialists at the Economist Intelligence Unit released its latests list of best and worst cities to live in, which now takes into account a number of important indicators related to ‘spatial’ qualities. Find out which cities are the best and worst to live in!
- CAIRO: Mohamed Elsahed from the Cairobserver, asks if the Nile is basically Cairo’s under utilised and empty highway?