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.
[ 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.
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.
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”.
Harvard GSD Options Studio students explore planning for conservation in Agra and explore how to sustainably integrate tourism, local communities and cultural heritage.
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.
New York City’s 10-year plan to improve the energy efficiency by reducing building-based emissions 30% by 2025
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.
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.