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Voices of the city : Azraa Rawoot | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

In this week’s voices of the city, we hear from local urban designer Azraa Rawoot.

5 ideas to shape the future of housing in South Africa | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

“Co-creating the future of housing South Africa” successfully engaged dialogue among government officials, private sector designers, and NGO leaders in the housing industry to collaboratively form key lessons to move forward South Africa’s housing crisis.

10 reasons Cape Town’s new city “Wescape” would be a disaster | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Professor Vanessa Watson of the UCT City and Regional Planning programme shares 10 reasons why the Wescape development would be a complete disaster for Cape Town.

Bellville’s greenest building : The City of Cape Town electricity headquarters

The City of Cape Towns’ new Electricity Services Head Office in Bellville has achieved a 4 Star Green Star SA – Office v1 Design Rating. This is the first local government building in South Africa to achieve green building status and the third building overall in Cape Town to achieve a Green Star SA rating.
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The incomplete Foreshore Freeways: Proposals from private sector to be welcomed

Mayor Patricia de Lille announces that private sector bids will be invited to resolve the future of the Foreshore Freeways.

Who owns the space? A collaborative future for public spaces | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

The third and final ‘The Future of Public Space’ discussed the control and ownership of public spaces with experts to analyse the current and potential roles for stakeholders to deliver better public spaces.

WATCH – King’s Cross: an urban transformation in London focused on people | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Watch how a new urban development in London prioritises public space over architecture. The story of King’s Cross.

Design by activism: How we can use our public spaces to create change | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

We look back on our the event on the role and impact of activism in the shaping of the future of public spaces in South Africa.

Wescape: Why build a new city for 800, 000 people more than 40km away from Cape Town? | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

The City of Cape Town has approved the moving of the urban edge to accommodate the creation of a new city 20 kilometres from Cape Town up the west coast – we explore some of the pressing issues around this development.

Why cities should learn from nature : The case for biomimicry | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Can cities learn from nature? Shannon Royden-Turner unpacks the principles of biomimicry as a way to effectively and sustainably move cities forward.

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