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What to do about the Good Hope Centre : Towards a new framework for public assets | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

In January 2016 the City of Cape Town extended the temporary leasing period of the Good Hope Centre for an additional three years. Leasing the public space to a private film company has caused many question the future of the building as well the non-financial value of public assets.

Are our parks designed for crime? The case of Rhodes Park | FUTURE JOBURG

Public parks should be accessible to all citizens, but what is to be done when these spaces become unsafe? Kira Kemper reflects on these issues in the light of the tragic events at Rhodes Park, Johannesburg.

Voices of the city : Boeta Phyf | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

This week we meet with Boeta Phyf, a Cape Town based ‘3D graffiti’ artist whose pieces are influenced by “ South African culture, with the key ingredient being Cape Town chutney”.

Planning work for the future of the Athlone Power Station site to commence

Mayoral committee member for energy, environmental and spatial planning Johan van der Merwe told Weekend Argus this week that the call for tenders for urban planning, engineering and other technical services in the predevelopment phase of the project was expected to be announced early this year.
Work on the 36ha site is expected to continue for […]

EVENT: Co-creating the future of housing in South Africa

[ March 16, 2016; 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ] Future Cape Town along with our partners dhk Architects, Urban-Think Tank and DesignSpaceAfrica invites you to be part of the forum which will be hosted on the top floor of the Media 24 Building in the Foreshore, of the Cape Town CBD on March 16, 2016 at 18h00.

FUTURE LAGOS | How African cities are tackling climate change: News from COP21

African cities are making significant progress tackling climate change. Kasope Aleshinloye reports from COP21 in Paris.

Why community parks can improve the health of a neighbourhood : The case of Thornhill Park | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

How can community parks make for healthier neighbourhoods in all ways? Thornhill Park in Green Point was recently re-opened after a transformation which included the collaboration of the City of Cape Town, Blok, Future Cape Town and the newly formed Friends of Thornhill Park.

The future of Salt River: architecture students investigate research platforms for emerging technologies| FUTURE CAPE TOWN

The third year students of the school of architecture at the University of Cape Town spent 2015 envisioning the future of Salt River. Here are some of their findings and design proposals.

Why the Philippi Horticultural Area matters : securing Cape Town’s water, food and economic security | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Academics from the University of Cape Town unite in their disapproval of plans by the Mayor to build housing on the Philippi Horticultural Area. The argument has been further supported by Kevin James of GCX Africa recently.

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