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FUTURE LAGOS | Tweetchat: Lagos, the online city

Can the internet connect citizens with the decision makers? Can this connection result in an improved city and quality of life for citizens? Future Lagos will be hosting a tweetchat on 11 July 2015, 6-7pm (West Africa Time) to start to answer questions on Lagos, the open city.

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FUTURE LAGOS | Voices of the City: Medina Dugger

This week our voices of the city is Medina Dugger, a photographer and independent curator.

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Future Lagos | Watch: Re-Imagining the Civic Commons

What is the future of the civic commons in our cities? How can we better leverage these shared public assets to make our cities more economically competitive, livable, and just? A panel in New York unravel some of the issues faced when breathing life into public space.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Development Updates

Stay up to date with how our city is building and being shaped by minor and major developments and redevelopments.

UN-Habitat’s latest “State of African Cities” report attempts to map this change and create a tool for future-oriented urban planning. What are some of the insights of the report, and what can Cape Town as an African city learn from this?

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Articles, reports and resources we are reading and using.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | How a building can communicate the spatial and social violence in South Africa

A young architect confronts the social and spatial inequality that still plagues the city by proposing an evocative experience through design of the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Photo Essay: Why city street level matters

Freelance street photographer David van der Want observes the streets of Cape Town and communicates something about the places and spaces people use.

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FUTURE LAGOS | Working in Lagos. Making Lagos work. (Part 3)

Robert van Kats and Remco Rolvink discuss solutions for a leading African city, globalisation of architecture and the stories told by Lagos architecture.

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FUTURE GOLD COAST | How to build light rail in our cities without emptying the public purse

Embracing the public-private partnership financing model to get rail infrastructure off the ground.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN |Expo Milano 2015 : How to feed our planet of 7 billion people

Expo Milano 2015 is described as a proces of active participation among a large number of players around the theme of Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. It is open from May 1 to October 31, 2015.