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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.

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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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?


FUTURE LAGOS | The Youthful Cities Index: lessons for and from Cape Town

Lagos is the top African city on the Youthful Cities Index for entrepreneurship, and Casablanca for financial services. Sibusiso Tshabalala considers what Cape Town can learn from them, and what the Index missed in Cape Town.

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FUTURE LAGOS | Tweetchat: Lagos, the online city

Can the internet connect citizens with the decision makers? Can this connection result in an improved city and quality of life for citizens? Future Lagos will be hosting a tweetchat on 11 July 2015, 6-7pm (West Africa Time) to start to answer questions on Lagos, the open city.

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FUTURE LAGOS | Voices of the City: Medina Dugger

This week our voices of the city is Medina Dugger, a photographer and independent curator.

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FUTURE LAGOS | Watch: Re-Imagining the Civic Commons

What is the future of the civic commons in our cities? How can we better leverage these shared public assets to make our cities more economically competitive, livable, and just? A panel in New York unravel some of the issues faced when breathing life into public space.


FUTURE LAGOS | Working in Lagos. Making Lagos work. (Part 3)

Robert van Kats and Remco Rolvink discuss solutions for a leading African city, globalisation of architecture and the stories told by Lagos architecture.


FUTURE GOLD COAST | How to build light rail in our cities without emptying the public purse

Embracing the public-private partnership financing model to get rail infrastructure off the ground.

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FUTURE LAGOS | Interview: Working in Lagos. Making Lagos work (Part 2)

Robert van Kats and Remco Rolvink discuss solutions for a leading African city, how water plays a significant role and the privatisation of water in Lagos.