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After Eskom: How can South African cities power their future

Almost 8 years after the last loadshedding in South Africa, the Eskom debacle has once again dominated the national agenda and media. With the eye of the word on South Africa, how can cities start to lead and invest in new ideas, innovations and ways to power their long term future.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Why architects must do more to improve housing for the future city

From Cape Town to Caracas. An open public lecture, entitled Housing and Education the Future, bought together two inspiring architects to share their work in informal settlements and fragile contexts.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | How to Make an Attractive City

The founder of London’s The School of Life Alain de Botton presents a manifesto that explains how to make attractive cities in 6 fundamental rules.

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Young Urbanists Film Night: Apartheid propaganda planning fims

On 15 April, Young Urbanists sat rapt in a beautiful setting (the Lower Cable Car Station) and watched four films that probably cannot be found anywhere online. Their cumulative impact was nearly winding. Two were propaganda reels for High Apartheid, presented in lurid Technicolor to the bombastic strains of a full orchestra.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN |Meet Alfredo Brillembourg of Urban-Think Tank

Future Cape Town speaks with Alfredo Brillembourg, the Venezuelan architect founder of Urban-Think Tank who talks about the challenges in emergent urbanism and his projects in 2015 .

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FUTURE LONDON | Lighting our Cities: more than meets the eye

Future London speaks to the founders and participants of a new project in London aiming to better understand the role of lighting in our cities and to encourage more collaborative public lighting design strategies.

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THE NEXT ECONOMY: International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam calls for projects from Africa

The International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam calls for projects under the theme THE NEXT ECONOMY. Edgar Pieterse elaborates why this theme provides a fantastic opportunity for African urban designers, architects, landscape architects, academics, artists, planners, cities, universities, companies and social organizations.

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Public Lecture: Alfredo Brillembourg and Luyanda Mpahlwa

[ May 13, 2015; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] Future Cape Town and the YOUNG URBANISTS community invites you to the event ‘Housing and educating the future’ with public lectures by Alfredo Brillembourg of Urban-Think Tank and Luyanda Mpahlwa of DesignSpaceAfrica.

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FUTURE LAGOS | The Lagos Tour: Lagos Island

‘The Lagos Tour’ is a monthly feature from Future Lagos that explores the city using photography and this month we drove around Lagos Island, where the colonial past is still very much present.

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FUTURE GOLD COAST | In conversation: Rashiq Fataar and the founder of Future Gold Coast

Rashiq Fataar chats to Michael Roach, the founder of the newly formed Future Gold Coast.