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Creating rules for great cities : Will UN Habitat III bind cities to take action | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Habitat III will introduce a document called the New Urban Agenda that’ll effectively guide the future of urbanisation policy for all UN member states. Cris Robertson explores this agenda revealing that although its content bay be groundbreaking, it is not legally binding. Begging one to question how much action will governments take if there are no consequences if they don’t.

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Voices of the city: Fred Viljoen | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

This week we meet Fred Viljoen, a Cape Town designer whose love for nature and appreciation of beauty translates to his creative and energetic work.

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Why activism matters when designing public space | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

On May 4th, Future Cape Town and the Urban Design Institute of South Africa, platformed an event to discuss the future of public spaces and the vital role which activism plays to drive it forward.

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How to buy architecture : Shopping for the future architecture of Johannesburg | FUTURE JOBURG

A supermarket for architecture? In 2015, the collaborative studio, Counterspace hosted a Supermarket – themed architectural exhibition of the WITS School of Architecture students’ work.

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Voices of the city: Johnny Miller | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

This week we meet Cape Town photographer Johnny Miller, who has a keen sense of observing the world around him, and in his own words, isn’t afraid of much.

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African cities and the future of public spaces : Why our thinking must shift | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

We look back at the event on African cities and their public spaces, as part of the ‘Future of Public Space’ event series.

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Co-creating the future of housing in South Africa : An event review | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

On the 16th of March 2016, Future Cape Town in partnership with Urban – Think Tank, DesingSpaceAfrica and dhk Architects and Urban Designers hosted a Forum on Housing in South Africa on the top floor of the Media 24 building in Cape Town. Here are our impressions in a nutshell:

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Guy Briggs calls for social housing to bring Cape Town out of its apartheid history| FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Guy Briggs, Head of Urban Design at dhk Architects, talks to Weekend-Argus about the urgency and importance of social housing to bring Cape Town out of its current reality of spatial inequality, and its apartheid history.

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FUTURE LAGOS | Towards adaptive traffic management solutions for Lagos

 
“Lagos could do with an adaptive traffic control system, as its traffic wardens and signal infrastructure are over-burdened by congestion and rush-hour travel.” 

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Road traffic management is an important point of discussion in many cities around the world. We investigate global developments in congestion reduction and makes suggestions on how some […]

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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.