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FUTURE JOBURG | How Bree street in Joburg reveals potential for new forms of urbanity to emerge?

Spatial analysis of Bree Street in Johannesburg questions the universality of globalisation and reveals potential for new forms of urbanity to emerge

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FUTURE LAGOS | Rethinking the future of the Lagos lagoon

In an attempt to develop visionary perspectives for the future of Lagos, Nigerian experts and DASUDA launched a Lagos Lab earlier this summer.

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FUTURE LAGOS | Office Developers Finally Respond to Parking Problems

Lagosians have become accustomed to the inherent problems that come with inadequate parking facilities and with the lack of adequate public transport, is the future looking bleak?

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | How visualising the newspaper history of a neighbourhood can shed light on the future

What can an archive of news articles tell us about the urban development of a neighbourhood. A student projects asks how mapping media history can unpack the development and social history of an area.

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FUTURE LAGOS | Tweetchat Review – Lagos, the online city

Can the internet connect citizens with decision makers? And, can this connection result in an improved city and quality of life for citizens? We review responses from our participants who participated in the Open City Lagos tweetchat.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | 1 year until the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro

A year before the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympics, Rio de Janeiro is a city in an accelerated motion, rehearsing, training, driving, constructing , calculating and preparing for the biggest event in its history.

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?

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Articles, reports and resources we are reading and using.

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FUTURE LAGOS | 5 Forecasts for the Future of African Cities

Bosun Tijani, an innovation expert in Nigeria, shares his thoughts on how economic expansion and innovation will transform the continent.

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FUTURE LAGOS | Interview with young architect Tosin Oshinowo

Ayo Denton heads to Tosin Oshinowo’s design studio in Lagos to have a chat about upcoming projects and grand architecture.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | A vision for a new port precinct in Cape Town

A bold new vision for re-establishing the city’s links with the sea – will it be implemented, and if so, how will it work for all Capetonians?