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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 CAPE TOWN | Why young urbanists made their own city plan for Helsinki

Rashiq Fataar speaks to Timo Hämäläinen, a planning activist and urban blogger in Helsinki, Finland.

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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 LAGOS | The Lagos Tour: Discover Ikeja

‘The Lagos Tour’ is a monthly feature from Future Lagos that explores the city using photography and this month we drove around Ikeja, the hustling and bustling capital of Lagos State.

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FUTURE LONDON | Scenes from Hong Kong’s (empty) streets

As Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters return to the city’s streets, Future London reflects on a trip to the city last year as initial protests were subsiding.

UN-Habitat’s latest “State of African Cities” report attempts to map this change and create a tool for future-oriented urban planning. What are some of the insights of the report, and what can Cape Town as an African city learn from this?

The Reading Centre

Articles, reports and resources we are reading and using.

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Africa in 2015: The fastest, tallest, largest and newest

The tallest, newest, largest and fastest developments in Africa in 2015. Here are some to keep an eye on.

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FUTURE LAGOS | The Lagos Tour: Yaba

‘The Lagos Tour’ is a monthly feature from Future Lagos that explores the city using photography and this month we have walked around Yaba, an up and coming, suburb of Lagos.

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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 LAGOS | Lagos 2015

It is hard to describe what 2015 Lagos will feel and look like because of the upcoming elections both in Lagos state and across Nigeria. However, there are some elements that hint at next years priority areas.