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Tackling the transport challenge: Beyond investment in mass transport systems

The emphasis during transport month always seems to focus on encouraging people to get out of their cars and into public transport. This year let’s shift the conversation slightly, towards understanding the role that transport plays in the lives of people who already use public transport and how we can create prosperous transit-oriented lifestyles more generally.

Build your own house: WikiHouse Unveils Open-Source House at London Design Festival

WikiHouse unveils WikiHouse 4.0 at the London Design Festival, their first ever two-storey design.

Voices of the City: Anja van der Spuy

Voices of the City is a new, weekly feature that spotlights the everyday lives of our citizens, living and working in the city. By asking the same five questions to all our interviewees, we discover not only how our experiences of differ, but also what we share. It is a daunting task to try and capture the diverse […]

6 questions on urban agriculture: A #CityTalk review

In last week’s #CityChat with This Big City, we discussed the reinvention of urban agriculture. We take a look at what you thought.

Cape Town’s MyCiTi system: 5 important changes

This October a number of changes will take place with Cape Town’s MyCiTi BRT system. The Adderley Street station will be opening and will connect the new BRT system with the very important suburban rail network at Cape Town Station. A number of other changes to routes will also be made. Here we recap 5 changes coming from October 2014.

Should Cities be Built to Make People Happy

Is paradise a large metropolis? As city dwellers, we’re prone to believing that the good life is found on a desolate beach far from the cacophony of any urban environment. Cities, to their credit however, actually make us much happier than we might otherwise believe.

The Lagos Tour – First Stop Surulere

‘The Lagos Tour’ is a new, monthly feature from Future Lagos that will explore Lagos using photography. This month we visited Surulere, initially a residential area that is becoming more commercial.

Power to the cities – but what about the rest?

In a time when cities around the world enjoy an influence in national and international affairs that they last wielded when the modern democratic nation-state was young, a growing number of cities have used that influence to wrest powers and money from central government, for themselves and their immediate hinterlands.

FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Why informal traders should matter to a global city

Many occupations in the informal economy are not only important in their contribution to the GDP but also in their potential to build meaningful livelihoods that can shape the well-being of locals and cities alike. In the last part of the series, Sharyn Sassen explores the significance of informal economy occupations in creating better future cities.

British Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale

Learn more about the British Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale of Architecture including an interview with the curators; Crimson Architectural Historians: Wouter Vanstiphout and Michelle Provoost

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