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Why we need to shift our thinking about the Philippi Horticultural Area : A new model for creating a future Cape Town| FUTURE CAPE TOWN

The Philippi Horticultural Area is a unique opportunity to pave a better future for greater Cape Town in regards to job security, education, food production, innovative farming methods, and environmental sustainability.

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Watch: (Re)Shaping Columbia: The role of architecture, urbanism and design| FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Watch how two Colombian researchers embark on a journey of interrogating the role of architecture and urban design in different cities.

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Voortrekker Road Corridor holds the key for Cape Town’s future growth | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

National Government and City of Cape Town are collaborating to spatially transform the Voortrekker Road Corridor, an area which has all the ingredients and potential to influence the greater future of Cape Town.

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Voices of the city : Azraa Rawoot | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

In this week’s voices of the city, we hear from local urban designer Azraa Rawoot.

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5 ideas to shape the future of housing in South Africa | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

“Co-creating the future of housing South Africa” successfully engaged dialogue among government officials, private sector designers, and NGO leaders in the housing industry to collaboratively form key lessons to move forward South Africa’s housing crisis.

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10 reasons Cape Town’s new city “Wescape”, would be a disaster | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

In May 2013 Professor Vanessa Watson from the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics and the City and Regional Planning programme gave a presentation at the Institute of Architects as part of a public debate surrounding the Wescape development. Given the recent public debate surrounding the development we share her 10 reasons why the Wescape development would be a complete disaster.

Bellville’s greenest building : The City of Cape Town electricity headquarters

The City of Cape Towns’ new Electricity Services Head Office in Bellville has achieved a 4 Star Green Star SA – Office v1 Design Rating. This is the first local government building in South Africa to achieve green building status and the third building overall in Cape Town to achieve a Green Star SA rating.
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Granger Bay site adjacent to Cape Town Stadium planned for mixed-use development

The City of Cape Town’s Council has given its in-principle approval for the granting of long-term rights (25 years) to use, control and/or manage a 7 385 m² gravel overflow-parking site next to the Cape Town Stadium on Granger Bay Boulevard.
The market rental value of this property is estimated to be either an upfront payment […]

Mayor Patricia de Lille announces that the Foreshore Freeways is to connect to the N1 after decades of controversy over its incompletion.

The incomplete Foreshore Freeways: Proposals from private sector to be welcomed

Mayor Patricia de Lille announces that private sector bids will be invited to resolve the future of the Foreshore Freeways.

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Who owns the space? A collaborative future for public spaces | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

The third and final ‘The Future of Public Space’ discussed the control and ownership of public spaces with experts to analyse the current and potential roles for stakeholders to deliver better public spaces.