About 10,000 years ago, hunter-gatherers, aided by rudimentary agriculture, moved to semi-permanent villages and never looked back. With further developments came food surpluses, leading to commerce, specialisation and, many years later with the Industrial Revolution, the modern city. Vance Kite plots our urban past and how we can expect future cities to adapt to our growing populations.
Isiqalo is an Informal Settlement in Cape Town built on a sand mine and rubbish dump. The Legal Resources Centre is representing the community after they recieved an eviction notice from the city of Cape Town.
On the 26 August, Alan Winde, Minister of Finance, Economic Development Tourism, addressed the African Ports Evolution 2013 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. The Western Cape Government, in collaboration with the City of Cape Town and the National Government, is developing a proposal for the redesign for the Port of Cape Town precinct.
The City of Cape Town recently approved an application to move the approved urban edge to accommodate a 200,000-home residential and commercial development called “Wescape”. The application, and the City’s approval, has generated enormous debate and numerous parties have opposed the proposal on various planning and economic-related grounds.
The Green Wave is coordinated traffic lights for cyclists. Ride 20 km/h and you won’t put a foot down on your journey into the city centre in the morning and home again in the afternoon. On Nørrebrogade, the first street to feature the Green Wave, the number of cyclists increased by 15%. Traffic flow in the intense morning bicycle rush hour was improved, providing Citizen Cyclists with a smoother, more efficient journey.
10 cities around the world tacking a lead on Climate Change through innovative projects. Find out who they are and what they are doing.
Future Tyger aims to positively impact on the future through developing partnerships for regeneration and improvement from today towards 2020 and beyond to 2040.With support from the Mayor’s Urban Regeneration Programme we can make the Voortrekker Road Development Corridor a better, brighter and more prosperous area for all.
We all hope for the success of our cities, but failed cities are nothing new. Join us for the next #citytalk as we discuss failed cities and the lessons that can be learned from a handful of examples.
The Philips Livable Cities Award encouraged and funded simple, innovative ideas that were designed to improve the lives of those living in cities around the world.
The National Stadium used for the 1964 Summer Olympics, located in Kasumigaoka, in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, will essentially be torn down in 2015 to make way for the new venue in time for the 2019 Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Summer Olympics. It will also be the future home of the Japanese national football team.