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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.

Oranjezicht City Farm (OZCF) overlooking the city. Photo: Steven Bland, 2013.

WATCH: How to create a space for urban agriculture

Sheryl Ozinsky explains the benefits of urban agriculture and how it would improve the health of South Africans.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | City Development Updates

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

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WATCH: How can we transcend slum urbanism in Africa?

University of Cape Town professor and founding director of the African Centre for Cities, Edgar Pieterse explains the controversial logic of slum urbanism. A logic driven by the privatisation of urban services and infrastructure that creates a sharp divided in society.

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Voices of the City: Lunga Mateta

Future Cape Town caught up with Lunga Mateta, managing director of Creative Nestlings to get her take on what it means to live in the Mother City.

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WATCH: Getting Animated about TOD in Mexico

TOD is a tool for combating urban sprawl. This would mean concentrating development of housing, businesses, and services around public transit stations. TOD also takes priority away from the personal automobile and allows us to walk and cycle in a connected city.

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