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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?”.

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Placemaking Gdansk Coal Market

Place-making in the city of Gdańsk, Poland

The City Culture Institute in the city of Gdańsk, Poland has brought its Old City Square (also called The Coal Market Square) to life. Previously used as a parking space or occasionally for fairs or concerts, for ten days the square has been turned into a lively, public space designed for people and their needs.

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Designing our city beyond 2010: #WDC2014 tour

[ March 1, 2014; 11:00 am to 1:30 pm. ] #WDC2014 is here and our design walking tour is about designing our city beyond 2010. How do we connect Cape Town Stadium, the Green Point Common and Park, Waterfront, City Centre, and surrounds into one connected urban fabric?

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Human Scale to screen at Design Indaba

The human scale questions our assumptions about modernity, exploring what happens when we put people into the center of our equations.