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WATCH: The World Design Capital, Cape Town 2014, by Monocle TV

Have a look on the recent short film of Monocle TV introducing Future Cape Town’s Walking Tour as an official project of the World Design Capital.

WDC2014 Walking Tour: Architecture, Past and Future

[ February 6, 2014; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] World Design Capital, Cape Town 2014 is underway! Join our second Walking Tour of the year, about “Architecture, Past and Future”.

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Crowdsourcing citizen ideas in Moscow

In a bid to address this common problem of democratic city design, the Strelka Institute developed What Moscow Wants, an online platform designed to crowdsource ideas for the development of Moscow.

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Infographic: World’s Tallest Buildings of 2013 dominated by Asia

Skyscrapers and megalomania: Where to find the tallest buildings in world? Have a look at this info graphic.

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Why every community needs a Fan Walk

What if every community had a safe route like the Fan Walk in Cape Town’s CBD?

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Hamburg’s Plan to Eliminate Cars in 20 Years

With many cities acknowledging the drawbacks of automobiles, car free options are starting to be seriously considered. South Koreans recently went without their cars for a month. In Cape Town, this UCT project considered the implications of a car-free Cape Town, and there are the ongoing talks about making Long Street a pedestrianised road. But how about a city vision for no cars? Hamburg has an ambitious plan to achieve a car free city within the next 20 years.

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Measuring the liveability of cities

By Joe Peach at This Big City.
In recent years, cities have solidified their importance on a global scale, and citizens have become increasingly mobile alongside this. As a result, the search for the perfect place to settle, live and work has become something of an obsession to many. With so many options around, it is […]

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Housing Demolition and the poor

The demolition of affordable housing stock is very current now in the United States. To understand this upside-down world of housing politics, at least as it collides with the lives of the urban poor, we have to understand the moral panic that has developed around the concept of concentrated poverty.

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Development of the week: The Towers

Standard Bank Centre on the Foreshore is set to receive an iconic new facade and massively upgraded parking facilities.

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City Development Update: 22 Somerset Road

22 Somerset Road replaces an old building in the well known ‘gay’ corner of Cape Town and is situated very near the City Centre.