Our Future Cities NPO is an independent nonprofit organisation committed to building a democracy around the future of cities. Our network is made up of Future Cape Town, which is the founding movement and our base, along with Future Johannesburg, Future Lagos and Future London.
We achieve our aim by:
- creating platforms for dialogue and action about the future of cities
- inspiring people to become active citizens
- promoting city to citizen engagement
- empowering young people in the area of urbanism
- building a voice for more liveable, inclusive and sustainable cities
Who makes up Our Future Cities NPO? Read more here.
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.
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