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Archive : The R80 billion plan to sink Cape Town’s rail lines | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

This is the vision for a section of the Cape Town CBD for the year 2030 by Makeka Design Lab. The idea is the brain child of Mokena Makeka, the Principal and Creative Director of Makeka Design Lab.

In 2011, a R80 billion regeneration project for the Cape Town Station precinct and more than 50 hectares […]

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Top 20 articles of 2015

This week, Future Cape Town presents its 20 most popular articles of the year 2015. The countdown will continue all week, and #1 will be presented on Thursday.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Hillbrow, a community centre and the future: Interview with Thomas Chapman

Rashiq Fataar chats with Thomas Chapman the founder of Local Studio about the recently completed and award-winning Hillbrow community centre.

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FUTURE JOBURG | The fluid future of Johannesburg’s 2060 city: The Modderfontein smart city

Joseph Spring interrogates the Modderfontein Smart City, a massive 1600-hectare piece of land now owned by Chinese development firm Zendai, juxtaposed with the Modderfontein Nature Reserve.

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From the desk of Future Cape Town III: Why letting the ideas in, and out, makes sense

On the subway from Brooklyn to Manhattan, Rashiq Fataar is thinking about how important the process of gathering ideas is, giving meaning to these ideas and the power of giving them wings to travel.

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FUTURE LAGOS | Interview with Obi Ejimofo: Fusing tech with real estate

Ayo Denton meets Obi, Ejimofo, Managing Director of Nigeria’s most comprehensive online real estate marketplace to talk about the effects of new utopian cities and bringing technology to the real estate market.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Cooke vs Koolhaas: The inaugural Roelof Uytenbogaardt Memorial Lecture

A review of the inaugural Roelof Uytenbogaardt UDISA Memorial Lecture of Julian Cooke by Rebecca Looringh van Beeck.

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From the desk of Future Cape Town: Why we need a weekend getaway

Rashiq Fataar walks the streets of Durban’s CBD and cherishes the break in routine to inspire new questions and ideas about our cities.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Photo Essay: How Warren Papier captures what you are missing

Architect and documentary photograph Warren Papier documents youth culture, street culture and minority movements.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Voices of the city: Zahira Asmal

Our voice of the city this week is the managing director of The City and the founder of DESIGNING_SOUTHAFRICA, Zahira Asmal.