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March 2014
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The Cities This Week: Edition 59

News and views from cities around the world this week.

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How public transportation can reduce congestion

When will we change our mindsets and lifestyles?
Will Johannesburg’s Corridors of Freedom free us from our tight grip on privatized motor vehicles?

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Flood Management and Governance Structures

The city of Lagos preparedness to combat flooding was put to test by torrential rainfall from Sunday, July 10 to Monday, July 11, 2011. The years that have followed have made the country more conscious of disaster management, but what steps need to be taken for Lagos to become resilient to flooding?

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6 questions for public art in cities: A #CityTalk review

Public Art in our cities has the ability to improve what’s left between buildings. Transitional, derelict or unplanned spaces are given a new life through graffiti or street art, and the expression of citizens is given a breath of life.

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Photo Diary: Infecting The City 2014

Photos of the the magic that took place just before the crowd and dancers started doing the electric side together at Infecting The City.

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The Cities This Week: Edition 58

News and views from cities around the world this week.

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Thesis Thursday: Shards of an Industrial Past

Thesis Thursday is an architectural series showcasing a selection of dissertations produced by the UCT M.Arch (prof) graduates of 2013. Week 6: Pemberai investigates the musealization of an Archaeological site in Glencairn

South Africa’s Reconstruction and Development Programme produced row after row of poor quality housing. Arguable the programme was Nelson Mandela’s weakest legacy.

Mandela’s built legacy and a new dawn for african architecture

As the spotlight falls on Africa following the death of Nelson Mandela, a timely exhibition on the continent’s built environment gives cause for hope.

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Moving from Splintered and Slum Urbanism to Liveable Urbanism

Exploring what Lagos needs to do to move from being an unequal, slum prone city to a more inclusive, ‘liveable’ city.

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Could London be Getting its Own Guggenheim Museum?

Will London be the newest location for the world-famous museum brand? And does it need it?