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Architects Caroline Wuethrich and Geraldine Borio’s map over the 2011 Hong Kong protests

FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Why mapping our cities can help us plan the future : Introducing the Atlas of Social Maps

Social Life created an Atlas of Social Maps, a database of social mapping examples, tools, and methods that can help us find new perspectives on urban social life and social innovation in cities.

Future Cape Town, Future Lagos cover 5 cities in one month, spark collaborations

FUTURE CAPE TOWN and FUTURE LAGOS have over the past month exported and shared our knowledge at multiple fora in cities outside of Cape Town and Lagos, including Barcelona, Medellin and Bristol.


FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Development Updates

Stay up to date with how our city is building and being shaped by minor and major developments and redevelopments.

Future Cape Town to present in New York City: Rashiq Fataar, director of Future Cape Town to speak at the 2015 MAS Summit

Rashiq Fataar, founder and director of Future Cape Town and Our Future Cities will present a talk at the 6th edition of the Municipal Arts Society (MAS) Summit in New York City.

Maitland Station

FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Transforming Maitland train station as part of densifying Cape Town

How can ‘Dense City’ become a tool for an inclusive and sustainable Cape Town? Brittany Morris interview Ali Saad, principal architect on the Maitland Station Density Syndicate team.


FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Cooke vs Koolhaas: The inaugural Roelof Uytenbogaardt Memorial Lecture

A review of the inaugural Roelof Uytenbogaardt UDISA Memorial Lecture of Julian Cooke by Rebecca Looringh van Beeck.

Dave Robertson transition No.11 _1

FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Photo Essay : Partially Nomad, the unseen African cities

Dave Robertson is a self-taught visual artist, born in Zimbabwe, based in Cape Town . His photographic work is primarily a form of social commentary.

cape town-150902. On Sunday 4th October 2015, the first ever Open Streets Bellville will take place. The focus will be on Kruskal Street, which will be turned into a pedestrian zone. The event aims to strengthen community ties by bringing the people of Bellville out to meet each other in a space usually used by cars. The top end of the street where its meets Voortrekker Rd in the foreground.  
Picture: JASON BOUD .reporter: Jan Cronje.

FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Reimagining the streets of Bellville with Open Streets

Join Open Streets Bellville on Sunday 4th October 2015.

Parking Day

FUTURE CAPE TOWN | How to turn a parking bay into a public space?

This year on Friday 18 September, Future Cape Town, along with its partners Blok, Young Urbanists and Future Lagos, decided to use this opportunity in Cape Town and Lagos to challenge the current mindset that parking bays are only meant for cars.