Future Cape Town is a think-tank for the future of our cities.
Future Cape Town is a non-profit think tank, creating a platform and space for debate, awareness and action about the future of cities, and is based in Cape Town, South Africa. Future Cape Town delivers on its mission through:
- Projects and Partnerships
Our mission is to:
- stimulate and participate in debate about the future of Cape Town and other cities, extensively using new media platforms, but including traditional media and events
- carry out high-quality, trans-disciplinary, experiential research, building on case studies and drawing on our global networks and collaborating with experts in architecture, engineering and urban planning
- collaborate with like-minded organisations and projects, leading and supporting projects through exposure, expertise and incubation
Future Cape Town was started by Rashiq Fataar in July 2010, in the period after South Africa’s successful hosting of the 2010 FIFA
World Cup. The period before the hosting of the major football event was typically characterised by a narrow debate on the World Cup infrastructure developments, often limited to a few and lacking n inclusivity. It was created as a means of stimulating a broader debate and questioning the future direction of the city.
Under the tagline “inspiring a more liveable city”, Future Cape Town was born as a social media account on Twitter, which beganto challenge this status quo by prompting and asking tough questions about the ways in which the city would progress, in the process encouraging other citizens to do the same. Two years on, it has organically evolved into a small and nimble think-tank organisation, using engagement, research and a culture of collaboration to inspire more liveable and progressive future cities.
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