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Top 20 articles of 2014

Future Cape Town counts down the most-read articles of 2014. we will continue the countdown until the end of 2014.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Voices of the City: Paige Nick

Our voice of the city this week is Sunday Times columnist and author, Paige Nick.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | “Open House” wins Long Street public art competition

The artwork, entitled Open House, has been announced as the winning concept in the Western Cape Government Public Art Competition

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Voices of the City: Ishay Govender-Ypma

Voices of the City is a weekly feature that spotlights the everyday lives of our citizens, living and working in the city. By asking the same five questions to all our interviewees, we discover not only how our experiences of differ, but also what we share. This week we hear from Ishay Govender-Ypma, a food and travel blogger.

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Africa’s future cities

”New Cities” are an African urban phenomenon that are appearing across the continent. However their social impact is unclear. The developments fail to foster a commitment to urban equality and citizenship.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Voices of the City: Biénne Huisman

Voices of the City is a weekly feature that spotlights the everyday lives of our citizens, living and working in the city. This week we hear from Biénne Huisman, a senior journalist at City Press.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | 16 finalists for R1 million public art competition

16 finalists have been shortlisted in the R1 million public art competition launched by the Western Cape Government earlier this year, the chosen installation will be built on the newly established plaza, corner of Dorp and Long streets, within the WCG precinct.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Gated communities lock cities into cycles of inequality

Séverine Deneuvlin and Roy Maconachie look at gated communities in the context of Buenos Aires. They show that gated communities in the Argentine capital reflect crime fears in a nation where 86% reported feelings of insecurity.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Why Cape Town must get serious about land

Christy Zinn unpacks Cape Town’s controversial housing legacy and the current situation. Zinn points to the priority given private investors in central suburbs. She argues that the urban poor have been relegated to the outskirts of the city through apartheid spatial planning.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Why our city makes us fat and sick

Launching with World Food Day 2014, The Food Dialogues Report aims to ignite a conversation around creating a healthier, more conscious and just food system in the Mother City. In this chapter, the report looks at the impact of the layout of the city on those who are most food insecure.

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