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How much do you know about Cape Town’s surrounding farmland?

Learn about Erf 81 (or the Tamboerskloof farm) one of Cape Town’s remaining farms with a rich historical background and heritage. The farmland has recently resurfaced into debate as its continued existence becomes threatened by urban development.

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Serious about green roofs: Are Cape Town and Durban serious?

After identifying key lessons from international best practices, Part III of our series looks at two national case studies. Despite the lack of policies and incentives for these innovations in South Africa, the following studies show potential for the introduction of a green roof industry.

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The World’s Tallest Slum: Relocations begin

Thousands of residents of the world’s largest vertical slum in Venezuela are being relocated, as Chinese investors express interest in the building.

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Watch: What will South Africa look like by 2030?

What are the current challenges South Africa faces, and in the face of such issues, what might our country look like in 16 years? The following short clip provides an overview of South Africa’s current state and predicts a future of increased socioeconomic progress.

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Can preparing for Climate Change have social benefits?

Our climate change workshop addresses the current state of climate change for Cape Town. Panelists explain what changes will occur to the city in the face of climate change, and outline steps that can be taken in order to mitigate its consequences.

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Voices of the City: Lola Adefope

This week Voices of the City features Lola Adefope, a creative soul who calls Lagos her home.

Collaborative mural by local and international artists

Local artist Grant Jurius leads community initiative showcasing street art in Woodstock

Since 2011, the street art scene in the Cape Town suburb of Woodstock has witnessed a major renaissance.

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Real-life development through serious gaming

 
Marcus Vlaar, creative director of Ranj Serious Games, wrapped up our Serious Games session. He explained that the use of gaming is in one’s ability to arrive at new solutions (but also to reveal new problems) that one may not have arrived at from more traditional methods of thinking. The objective of serious games is [...]

Part 2

Serious about green roofs: 4 cities embracing green roofs

The second part of the four part series, “Serious about Green Roofs” provides a series of international case studies from cities across the world. Tune in next week to look at green roofs from a local context.

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CTICC expansion construction underway

The expansion of the CTICC will go ahead despite the results of a forensic investigation by the City of Cape Town into the tender award process. The winning design team for the CTICC expansion includes Makeka Design Lab, VDMMA and Stauch Vorster.