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January 2014

WATCH: The World Design Capital, Cape Town 2014, by Monocle TV

Have a look on the recent short film of Monocle TV introducing Future Cape Town’s Walking Tour as an official project of the World Design Capital.

WDC2014 Walking Tour: Architecture, Past and Future

[ February 6, 2014; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] World Design Capital, Cape Town 2014 is underway! Join our second Walking Tour of the year, about “Architecture, Past and Future”.

Celebrating the Old Lady of Transit: London’s Year of the Bus

Often the overlooked piece of the transit puzzle, London declares 2014 the Year of the Bus.

Crowdsourcing citizen ideas in Moscow

In a bid to address this common problem of democratic city design, the Strelka Institute developed What Moscow Wants, an online platform designed to crowdsource ideas for the development of Moscow.

Joburg’s Finest – The Gauteng Institute for Architecture Awards

The Gauteng Institute for Architecture Merit Awards has become an esteemed recognition of great architecture in the city, with increasing submissions and contenders. Here are some of the winners from the most recent awards held late last year.

Infographic: World’s Tallest Buildings of 2013 dominated by Asia

Skyscrapers and megalomania: Where to find the tallest buildings in world? Have a look at this info graphic.

Considering African urban utopias

Satellite cities, ecovillages, and ‘lifestyle estates’ are examples of African urban experiments. The effects of these African city Utopias needs to be considered and questioned.

Why every community needs a Fan Walk

What if every community had a safe route like the Fan Walk in Cape Town’s CBD?

The Cities This Week: Edition 50

News and views from cities around the world this week.

Hamburg Car Free Green Space Map

Hamburg’s Plan to Eliminate Cars in 20 Years

With many cities acknowledging the drawbacks of automobiles, car free options are starting to be seriously considered. South Koreans recently went without their cars for a month. In Cape Town, this UCT project considered the implications of a car-free Cape Town, and there are the ongoing talks about making Long Street a pedestrianised road. But how about a city vision for no cars? Hamburg has an ambitious plan to achieve a car free city within the next 20 years.