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Producing energy from waste treatment

Aquest Colsen technologies have ambitious goals of making waste water treatment plants into energy producers, reducing dependence of cities on energy suppliers.

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Real-life development through serious gaming

 
Marcus Vlaar, creative director of Ranj Serious Games, wrapped up our Serious Games session. He explained that the use of gaming is in one’s ability to arrive at new solutions (but also to reveal new problems) that one may not have arrived at from more traditional methods of thinking. The objective of serious games is [...]

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Serious about green roofs: 4 cities embracing green roofs

The second part of the four part series, “Serious about Green Roofs” provides a series of international case studies from cities across the world. Tune in next week to look at green roofs from a local context.

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10 Must-See Architecture Documentaries

An outline of 10 very inspiring architectural documentaries; from recollections of the Eames’ legacy to the highly anticipated film, REM. All come highly recommended.

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Public lectures at Department of Design

Read here about Department of Design’s exciting series of free public lectures, starting on Wednesday, July 9th at the Provenance Auction House in Gardens.

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Insider’s view of Lagos with architect Rem Koolhaas

Esteemed architect and academic Rem Koolhaas provides viewers in depth insights about what it’s like to live, work, and experience the bustling city of Lagos.

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Protecting Lagos’ Threatened Ecosystems

Man versus Nature – As Lagos keeps growing and threatening the wetlands and forests how will this affect the ecosystems?

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What is the legacy of the FIFA World Cup?: A CityTalk Review

What is the legacy of the World Cup on South Africa? We review responses from our participants who participated in last week’s #CityTalk.

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Watch: Eko Atlantic City – The journey to completion

Eko Atlantic City, the 10 million square meters city being built on reclaimed land is an engineering feat. It is expected that the first residents will move in by the end of this year. The progress is incredible but how will this extension of Lagos impact the city socially, economically and environmentally?

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The Cities This Week: Jozi Edition

The Cities this Week takes us to economic hub of South Africa and Africa. From taxis with wifi to new housing functions, we look at what big city news is coming from Jozi.