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Your City Idea on Church Square 17 May 2013. Photo by Marshall Viljoen

Participating in planning our cities: Our next #CityTalk

Often city development in its many forms is seen as top down job exclusively done by professionals in many fields such as infrastructure, policy, architecture, etc. However, lesser known and increasing in practice, are those processes that make the citizen the expert and main agent of transformation. Join our next #CityTalk this Wednesday.
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Getting government to think design

A two-day workshop on design-thinking was held by the City of Cape Town at Department of Design to encourage innovative solutions to improve service delivery.

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Design Africa: What do you think?

The Design Africa Symposium, with the theme ‘Design Visions for African Cities of the Future’, will feature a robust line-up of design practitioners from across the African continent and diaspora. The objective is to analyse the urban development challenges facing African cities and to map out possible visions to re-shape African city environments into the future.

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A weekend conversation: Where should local government be located?

A weekend conversation is a weekly edition of questions and discussions about an idea or topic, encouraging public comment and input. The opening question for discussion is: where should a local government be located? Brett Petzer and Rashiq Fataar open the debate, and ask for your commentary.

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CTICC expansion construction underway

The expansion of the CTICC will go ahead despite the results of a forensic investigation by the City of Cape Town into the tender award process. The winning design team for the CTICC expansion includes Makeka Design Lab, VDMMA and Stauch Vorster.

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WATCH: What if Cape Town knocked down its freeways?

What are some ways in which downtown Cape Town can be re-imagined? A few key changes could fundamentally change the way the Cape Town bowl is integrated in with the harbour and sea. WATCH this bold idea to reclaim the harbour.

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This Wednesday: Film Screening of AFRICA SHAFTED

[ May 21, 2014; 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm. ] Join our co-design workshop and free film screening of AFRICA SHAFTED on Wednesday 21 May.

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Boa Vista slum in Angola's capital Luanda: Better development = better climate change adaptation

How cities in developing countries are becoming more resilient

Cities in developing countries with quality health, housing and water drainage systems, can more easily adapt to a changing climate, says the new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. Learn about how Durban, Manizales and Rosario are becoming stronger and more resilient to Climate Change.

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How informal settlements are being transformed into dignified spaces

There is a growing recognition that new way of delivering services in informal settlements are needed. The re-blocking of Kuku Town is an example of alternative ways of thinking through quality of place, safety and security through improved settlement layouts, and better located services.

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WDC2014: Power of Film programme released

[ May 14, 2014 7:00 pm to May 23, 2014 11:00 pm. ] Does art of film have the power to transform lives and communities? From Johannesburg to Cape Town and even further afield the project will engage with some of the most talented Africans in the creative arts and design to celebrate and explore, “How design thinking could help harness emergent innovation across African film Production, Exhibition and Distribution to bridge divides and transform lives and communities in Africa and beyond?”.