Relationship building and citizen engagement are vital for ensuring the sustainable growth of African cities in the future. Urban Africa’s Ifeoma Ebo reports on the Africa Urban Infrastructure Summit held in Cape Town in April.
If children are the future, we seem to be very short-sighted when it comes to urban design. Very little, if any at all, of the current discourse on the type of cities we should be building in a democratic South Africa truly considers whether these cities will be child friendly. So how do we include children into the fabric of the city?
Future Cape Town was party to a packed meeting hosted by the African Centre for Cities (ACC) at the Cape Institute for Architecture (CIA) on Wednesday night at which Wescape’s defenders were able to take questions from professionals of the built environment.
[ May 17, 2013; 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] After another satisfactory run at Cape Town International Airport, the bright yellow ballot box will return to the CBD area where citizens can come and take a minute or two of their time to vote on two urban issues. On Friday 17 May, members of the public can make their way to Church Square ,situated at Spin Street and Parliament Street between 9am and 3pm .
[ May 14, 2013; 10:00 am; ] Key takeaways from a recent presentation from Dr. Maphai and Dr. Akinyemi’s at Accelerate Cape Town on job creation, development, and innovation in Cape Town.
Three presentations on low-carbon development for the economy and environment.
News and views from cities around the world this week.
Road building traditions go back a long way and they are influenced by many factors. But the way Dutch streets and roads are built today is largely the result of deliberate political decisions in the 1970s to turn away from the car centric policies of the prosperous post-war era. Changed ideas about mobility, safer and more livable cities, and about the environment, led to a new type of streets in the Netherlands.
As co-founder and publisher of the online magazine Shareable, Neal Gorenflo aims to bring the “sharing economy” into the mainstream. This model — also known as “collaborative consumption” — promotes efficient use of resources, environmental care and strong communities.
In Photos: Green Point Athletics Stadium with its blue track is almost complete.