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.
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.
Stay up to date with how our city is building and being shaped by minor and major developments and redevelopments.
The City of Gold’s ever-evolving architecture symbolises the values of a society in flux, according to Mxolisi Makhubo, an architect in Johannesburg.
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.
Future Cape Town counts down the most-read articles of 2014. We will continue the countdown until the end of 2014.
The artwork, entitled Open House, has been announced as the winning concept in the Western Cape Government Public Art Competition
Séverine Deneuvlin and Roy Maconachie look at gated communities in the context of Buenos Aires. They show that gated communities in the Argentine capital reflect crime fears in a nation where 86% reported feelings of insecurity.
Christy Zinn unpacks Cape Town’s controversial housing legacy and the current situation. Zinn points to the priority given private investors in central suburbs. She argues that the urban poor have been relegated to the outskirts of the city through apartheid spatial planning.
The Density Syndicate Symposium is taking place at City Hall today co-hosted by the International New Town Institute and African Centre for Cities. Follow our live blog for some of the key thoughts.