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From the desk of Future Cape Town III: Why letting the ideas in, and out, makes sense

On the subway from Brooklyn to Manhattan, Rashiq Fataar is thinking about how important the process of gathering ideas is, giving meaning to these ideas and the power of giving them wings to travel.

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From the desk of Future Cape Town: Why we need a weekend getaway

Rashiq Fataar walks the streets of Durban’s CBD and cherishes the break in routine to inspire new questions and ideas about our cities.

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From the desk of Future Cape Town 001: The new school of learning

Standing on a hill overlooking the farmlands of Phillipi, Rashiq Fataar got thinking about the importance of field trips and site visits as a key part of the ‘new school’ of learning.


FUTURE CAPE TOWN | What if we converted Olympic venues into schools?

It is not enough to build temporary Olympic stadia and arena to lower the costs of mega-events . Rio de Janeiro is going one step further.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | WATCH : How to reimagine the streets of the future

In this funny and thought-provoking talk, Janette Sadik-Khan, transportation commissioner of New York City, shares projects that have reshaped street life in the 5 boroughs, including pedestrian zones in Times Square, high-performance buses and a 6,000-cycle-strong bike share. Her mantra: Do bold experiments that are cheap to try out.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Film and city-making: An interview with Dele Adeyemo

Rashiq Fataar speaks with Dele Adeyemo, creative director of Pidgin Perfect about The Power of ZA film project and exhibition and why architecture and city making were on the agenda.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Voices of the city: Bonnie Horbach

“Cape Town teaches me that nothing is as it seems…”

This week’s Voice of the City is political activist, Bonnie Horbach, who is currently acting as the Consul General for the Netherlands in Cape Town.

Voices of the City is a weekly feature that spotlights the everyday lives of our citizens, living and working in the city. By asking […]


FUTURE CAPE TOWN | South Africa’s hopes of planning better cities and communities

Sizwe Mxobo has been awarded the Young National Planner of the year award in South Africa. Rashiq Fataar sat down with Sizwe to hear more about his vision for Cape Town, the projects he has been working on and why planning has failed the city and its people.


FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Why young urbanists made their own city plan for Helsinki

Rashiq Fataar speaks to Timo Hämäläinen, a planning activist and urban blogger in Helsinki, Finland.