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Voices of the city: Katinka Bester | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

This week we meet Cape Town photographer Katinka Bester whose intimate photographic journey takes us all on a quest for moody landscapes and uniquely beautiful faces.

Why privatising public land in Cape Town needs a rethink | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

[ April 26, 2016; 10:00 am; ] A number of City and provincial-owned properties close to the economic opportunities of the central city have recently been earmarked for sale. This sparked renewed discussions on the privatisation of public land. Sean Dayton explores the reasons why this is such an important issue.

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EVENT | The future of public space II : Design by Activism

The second event in the series ‘The future of public space’ will consider the role and impact of activism in the shaping the future of public spaces in South Africa and the potential for sustainable, long-term, systemic change.

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Co-designing the future of Trafalgar Park with Square One Landscape Architects | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Mark Saint Pôl of Square One Landscape Architects explains how Trafalgar Park, the 3 hectare park located between Woodstock and District 6, presented “a unique opportunity to create a unifying civic space in a physically and financially divided community”.

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WATCH: Extreme Urbanism III- Planning for Conservation: Looking at Agra | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Harvard GSD Options Studio students explore planning for conservation in Agra and explore how to sustainably integrate tourism, local communities and cultural heritage.

The New Public 004 Park Station Model

Rethinking the future of public space at South Africa’s largest transport node : A new public for Park Station| FUTURE JOBURG

Julie-Ann Tyler, a recent masters student in Architecture, based her thesis on creating “The New Public” in which she investigates ways of re-appropriating Park Station public space and new programming that can exist in this specific context.

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The future of city energy systems : Beyond minimising energy use | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

New York City’s 10-year plan to improve the energy efficiency by reducing building-based emissions 30% by 2025

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Voices of the city : Misha Teasdale | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

“I feel like we are innovating all over the place. Like we are a melting pot of creative cultures all making epic things happen.”

Making Urbanism Work for Africa

WATCH : Making Urbanism Work for Africa

Africa’s urban population is set to double within the next 25 years. Cities’ populations are growing while the urban landscape is sprawling and manufacturing markets are not keep up to the employment supply. But there is opportunity to learn.

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Why informal settlement upgrading and partnerships are working : From Nairobi to Cape Town | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

In February 2016 the Kenyan SDI Alliance together with an official from the nearby Kiambu County Government visited the South African SDI Alliance on a learning exchange in Cape Town to share experiences regarding informal settlement upgrading. Yolande Hendler (on behalf of CORC) reports on the exchange.