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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.

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FUTURE LONDON | Watch: Demolishing one of London’s most brutalist housing projects

As the wrecking ball approaches, explore the history and legacy of Robin Hood Gardens- one of east London’s most notable brutalist housing estates.

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FUTURE LAGOS | The Lagos Tour: Discover Ikeja

‘The Lagos Tour’ is a monthly feature from Future Lagos that explores the city using photography and this month we drove around Ikeja, the hustling and bustling capital of Lagos State.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Voices of the City: Nils Hansen

This week’s Voice of the City is Woodstock resident and local business-owner, Nils Hansen. Hansen founded the neighbourhood bike shop, Woodstock Cycleworks.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Q&A with Infecting the City curator, Jay Pather

[ March 9, 2015 6:00 am to March 14, 2015 8:00 pm. ] Rashiq Fataar has a chat with the Infecting The City curator, Jay Pather about this year’s event and the lessons thus far.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Will ideas competition improve informal trading conditions?

The City of Cape Town has launched a global ideas competition to improve the conditions and opportunities for the informal trading sector in Cape Town.

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FUTURE LAGOS | Why I Love Africa’s Largest City

Lagos, Nigeria’s social and cultural capital is bursting with energy. National Geographic has captured snippets of the city through the eyes of the people who call it home.

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FUTURE LONDON | Scenes from Hong Kong’s (empty) streets

As Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters return to the city’s streets, Future London reflects on a trip to the city last year as initial protests were subsiding.

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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MEDIA RELEASE: Future Cape Town ranked 77 on global sustainability influencer list

09 February 2015
Future Cape Town, a platform for dialogue on Cape Town’s urban future, has been ranked no. 77 on the Future Cities Top 500 list of urban sustainability influencers according to the SustMeme rankings.

The global Future Cities Top 500 leaderboard was released on Thursday 5 February 2015 and is updated weekly
Future Cape Town was […]