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WATCH: Urbanisation and the evolution of cities across 10,000 years.

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.

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WATCH: Urban Housing in Cape Town: Pressure Cooker on the Boil.

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.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | The future of Africa’s ports

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.

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Wescape: Privatising the profits and socializing the risk?

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.

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WATCH: The Green Wave for Cyclists.

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.

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10 cities tackling Climate Change

10 cities around the world tacking a lead on Climate Change through innovative projects. Find out who they are and what they are doing.

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INFOGRAPHIC: The case for Bellville & Voortrekker Road

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.

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Failed Cities: Our next #CityTalk

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.

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WATCH: The Philips Liveable Cities Award

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.

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WATCH: New National Stadium for Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics

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.