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Loss of Cape Town farmland will be an irreversible threat to food security.

The proposal to turn some of Cape Town’s last remaining farmland over to urban development would be an irreversible loss of agricultural assets and a threat to the food security of the city’s economically vulnerable population, as Tamsin Faragher warns.

Improved roads coming to Gulu

Lack of funds has kept roads in Gulu, northern Uganda, in a shoddy state. A World Bank grant is set to change that, although challenges remain. Moses Odokonyero interviewed Gulu Municipality’s engineer, Terence Odonga about the state of roads in his town.

INFOGRAPHIC: South Africa Petrol Price

This infographic looks at the petrol price and compares what we pay with a number of other countries. The bad news is that a comparison of petrol prices in relation to daily wages finds that a litre of unleaded costs the average South African wage earner a striking 6.5% of their daily earnings. The good news is that there are a number of ways you can reduce your petrol consumption.

Cycling in the City: Rouen Smit in Cape Town

Cycling in the City is a special Transport Month 2013 feature interviewing cyclists about their experiences as a cyclist in Cape Town. We start off with the co-founder of Future Cape Town, Rouen Smit

WATCH: Intermodality in Copenhagen.

In Episode 03 of the series, Copenhagenize Design Co. explores Intermodality as a key design element for making Copenhagen a bicycle-friendly city. Combining the bicycle on all forms of transport is vital.

WATCH: How can public transport help to reconnect our city?

The Liveable City: How can public transport help to reconnect our city?

Cycling Osaka: Exploring Japan’s Second City by Bike

Osaka in Japan is in many ways the perfect cycle destination: it’s flat, well-signposted and chock full of interesting destinations to whizz around at high-speed. It’s also relatively cycle-friendly, something that will doubtless come as a bit of a culture shock to British and American tourists used to navigating roads stuffed with particularly homicidal drivers. Here are a few cycle-tour suggestions for those of you who, like me, prefer two wheels to four.

Why Cape Town needs more monuments

Are monuments economically viable? In other words, aside from the immense cultural (and scientific) value in protecting our collective history, do monuments attract a higher number of tourists to justify 1) their maintenance and 2) building more of them?

Infographic: Transport in Cape Town

A visualisation of transport statistics for Cape Town by designer Roann Louw based on the Integrated Transport Plan for the City of Cape Town 2006 to 2011.

Cycling in Iraq

We have heard about cycling experiences across the world, but how about Iraq? Sally Butter shares her experience in Irbil in Iraq.

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