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Articles, reports and resources we are reading and using.

Durban CBD Grey Street

From the desk of Future Cape Town: Why we need a weekend getaway

Rashiq Fataar walks the streets of Durban’s CBD and cherishes the break in routine to inspire new questions and ideas about our cities.


FUTURE LAGOS | Getting More From the BRT

Do you take public transport in Lagos? Are you affected by long queues when catching your bus? How quick is it to get a BRT bus ticket? To review the launch of air-conditioned, WIFI Internet-enabled Metro Buses, Future Lagos has launched a questionnaire to find out how Lagosians use public transport.

cape town-150902. On Sunday 4th October 2015, the first ever Open Streets Bellville will take place. The focus will be on Kruskal Street, which will be turned into a pedestrian zone. The event aims to strengthen community ties by bringing the people of Bellville out to meet each other in a space usually used by cars. The top end of the street where its meets Voortrekker Rd in the foreground.  
Picture: JASON BOUD .reporter: Jan Cronje.

FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Reimagining the streets of Bellville with Open Streets

Join Open Streets Bellville on Sunday 4th October 2015.

Parking Day

FUTURE CAPE TOWN | How to turn a parking bay into a public space?

This year on Friday 18 September, Future Cape Town, along with its partners Blok, Young Urbanists and Future Lagos, decided to use this opportunity in Cape Town and Lagos to challenge the current mindset that parking bays are only meant for cars.


FUTURE LAGOS | Lagos through my lense: Tom Saater

Tom Saater, a documentary photographer, takes us through the streets of Lagos through his lense as he transitions, making Lagos his home


FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Photo Essay: How Warren Papier captures what you are missing

Architect and documentary photograph Warren Papier documents youth culture, street culture and minority movements.


FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Voices of the city: Zahira Asmal

Our voice of the city this week is the managing director of The City and the founder of DESIGNING_SOUTHAFRICA, Zahira Asmal.


FUTURE LAGOS | 6 ways to increase affordable housing in Lagos and Nigeria

Shelter is recognised as a basic human right, however due to the high cost of building materials, constructing affordable housing is proving to be difficult for developers.

Future Cape Town and Blok PARK(let) competition

Future Cape Town and Blok are proud to announce Parklet design competition winner, Jaun Van Wyk.