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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Development Updates

Stay up to date with how our city is building and being shaped by minor and major developments and redevelopments.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | South Africa’s hopes of planning better cities and communities

Sizwe Mxobo has been awarded the Young National Planner of the year award in South Africa. Rashiq Fataar sat down with Sizwe to hear more about his vision for Cape Town, the projects he has been working on and why planning has failed the city and its people.

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FUTURE LONDON | Village in the City: A view from Kuala Lumpur

Future London contributor Jacob Bielecki explores the neighbourhood of Kampung Baru in Kuala Lumpur and discovers a tableau of stark architectural and urban design contrasts which speak to the complexities and contradictions of Malaysia’s urban development.

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FUTURE LONDON | Watch: Demolishing one of London’s most brutalist housing projects

As the wrecking ball approaches, explore the history and legacy of Robin Hood Gardens- one of east London’s most notable brutalist housing estates.

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FUTURE JOHANNESBURG | Iconic pavilion for Johannesburg

Zahira Asmal, the director of DESIGNING_SOUTHAFRICA has announced the construction of an urban pavilion to be designed by world-renowned architect David Adjaye OBE.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | The future of the Newlands pool: What is the real question?

With the Newlands pool back in the news, Rashiq Fataar wonders whether we are missing the real question, in tackling the challenge of sports facilities in Cape Town.

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FUTURE LONDON | 5 Developments to Watch in 2015

New year, new city-building, for better or for worse. London’s rate of change means that cranes along the skyline are something of a fixture, but the vast swathes of the city undergoing redevelopment in 2015 stand as a telling reflection of the priorities, opportunities and challenges of London today.

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FUTURE JOBURG | Jozi’s jumble of buildings defines an African city

The City of Gold’s ever-evolving architecture symbolises the values of a society in flux, according to Mxolisi Makhubo, an architect in Johannesburg.

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Design competitions in 2015: From Chicago to Dakar

While Cape Town’s reign as World Design Capital has been passed on to Taipei, there is no reason to stop designing. From Chicago to Dakar, organisations and institutions are encouraging students and urbanists from around the world to tackle relevant and pressing issues.

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Top 20 articles of 2014

Future Cape Town counts down the most-read articles of 2014. We will continue the countdown until the end of 2014.