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Lagos

Lagos Wide and Close – An Interactive Journey into an Exploding City

Rem Koolhaas’ groundbreaking interactive documentary about Lagos is now online. Explore two perspectives on the sprawling African metropolis.

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Cape Town public transport extends to Table Mountain

Cape Town’s MyCiTi system now connects Table Mountain to the rest of the MyCiTi system.

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R1 million public art competition launched

Are you a visionary installation artist? If so, this is your chance! The Western Cape Government has announced a call for entries for a permanent installation piece to be constructed in downtown Cape Town. The selected piece should encompass Cape Town’s incredible culture while being a visionary icon of the city. Read about the competition specifics and requirements to find out more!

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Using technology to conceptualise the future of Wingfield

Presenting its interactive digital urban design tools, DASUDA found collaborative partners in local experts, organisations and City of Cape Town representatives.

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Can the homeless contribute to a global city?

Sharyn Sassen explores the possibilities of identifying the homeless as citizens. Challenging our perceptions and highlighting the role of city and citizens, she reimagines creative responses to the issues surrounding homelessness in Cape Town. This exploration illustrates how renewed ideals, informed citizenry and creative design could impact the well-being of marginalised individuals and contribute towards building a holistically better city.

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A weekend conversation: Are youth included in the vision of a city, and do they care?

Our weekend question series invites the public to think about an issue, and weigh in on the debate with their own comments. This week’s opening question surrounds the idea of youth involvement in the city. Do youth currently feel involved in their city, and perhaps more to the point, do they even care?

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Uniting Nigeria through Football

Football brings people together, builds national pride and creates an atmosphere of hope and belonging. The Amalgamation Jersey Project leverages on the legacy of the 2014 World Cup as a platform for nation building.

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Serious about Green Roofs Part IV: Four things we need

The last part in the series focuses on South Africa’s potential for green roofs. Specialists weigh in on the potential for an emerging green roof industry.

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Getting government to think design

A two-day workshop on design-thinking was held by the City of Cape Town at Department of Design to encourage innovative solutions to improve service delivery.

Smiljan Radic's Serpentine Pavilion. Photo by George Rex/ flickr

London’s summer pavilion

Every year a patch of Hyde Park is transformed according to a different architect’s fancy. Take a look at this year’s Serpentine Pavilion.