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Report | Church Square : Empowering Public Life

What is the future of Church Square? Read the Future Cape Town report, using 11 criteria to evaluate the space and make recommendations to reimagine and redesign the public space into the future.

How Cape Town’s Informally-Run Minibus Taxi Network was Mapped

Cape Town has 657 unique minibus taxi routes covering 8,870 kms. The team at WhereIsMyTransport visited every taxi rank, riding over 13,000kms and have captured the entire network in one map.

How to Improve Public Participation in the Planning of Cities : Inclusion of marginalised people in waste management

Do public participation and planning processes really include all people? Adam van Heerden studied informal waste-collectors or “skarrelers” as part of his award-winning Masters of City and Regional Planning thesis.

The city vision for Philippi : Where does informality fit in?

A much needed city vision is being created for Philippi in the Cape Town area. Claire du Trevou questions how informality will be included in this new approach.

Why knowledge matters in architecture? A review of the lecture by Caroline Bos of UNStudio

A review of the lecture by UNStudio’s co-founder Caroline Bos on the role of knowledge in architecture, and the new book ‘Knowledge Matters’.

The future of Cape Town’s water security : The 2nd Cape Flats Aquifer Seminar | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Future Cape Town recently attended a workshop in the Philippi Horticultural Area (PHA) where we learned about its aquifer and the role its farmers play in providing food security for the City of Cape Town.

Cape Town plans for the future of cycling in the city : Read & comment on the Draft Cycling Strategy

The City of Cape Town has compiled a Draft Cycling Strategy for public comment.

Young people building a new vision for Port Elizabeth : Young Urbanists meet in Nelson Mandela Bay

On September, Port Elizabeth had the opening of a new Young Urbanists chapter

Design Competition reimagines Sea Point Library square : An interview with the winning team, Craft of Architecture (CoA)

Craft of Architecture (CoA), a local design firm won the design competition to reimagine and redesign the Sea Point Library square. Read our interview with Michal Korycki.

Voices of the City : Lindsey Appolis | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

This week Future Cape Town speaks with Lindsey Appolis, a photographer based in Cape Town.