About Us

We believe our cities can be more equitable, socially inclusive, visionary & innovative.

We work with ambitious and progressive organisations and people to make a meaningful contribution to the future of our cities.

We love working across the fields of urban development which include architecture, planning, public spaces, non-motorised transport and digital media.

We love working across the fields of urban development which include housing, transport, public space, sustainability and planning.

Our Future Cities is a leading platform in Africa promoting democracy about the future of cities.

Our Future Cities NPO is an independent non profit organisation promoting democracy and actions towards the creation of more equitable, progressive and bold cities. It comprises Future Cape Town, Future Lagos and Future Durban, which works in their respective cities. Through social media, publishing, events, research, and creative collaborations with the public, private and civil society sector, the organisation expands citizen access to urbanism, and co-creates, co-designs and advocates for improvements to public spaces.

It has become a leading platform for urbanism in Africa with over 120,000 social media followers .In 2016, the website of the organisation was listed as one of the top 20 in Urban Planning globally, and has been exhibited at the Guggenheim, Vitra Museum and FRAC Centre.


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, initially 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 began to 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.

In late 2013, Future Cape Town welcomed Future Johannesburg, Future Lagos and Future London, and became a registered nonprofit, Our Future Cities NPO. 

Say hello. hello@futurecapetown.com




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