We all need to know more about the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), the international public health emergency affecting West Africa
As a society we are taught to distrust and isolate ourselves from strangers; yet this concept is flipped on its head as soon as we travel to a new place and become more open to exploration. How can we “unlearn” this tendency without having to leave the comfort of our own city?
This video from the Economist reveals how these high costs arise thanks to the city’s historic infrastructure. Vast networks of underground tunnels, unexploded World War II bombs, ancient Roman ruins, and narrow medieval roads all contribute to the complexity of construction in the city.
The Portside building has just recently finished construction. It is Cape Town’s largest skyscraper, and the first tall building in Cape Town in 20 years. Check out these photos of the city’s newest addition!
Two pieces published by the Daily Maverick present the challenging context of urbanisation for African cities. Considering 40% of the continent live in urban areas, what are innovative solutions for such complicated problems and where are the opportunities?
Rem Koolhaas’ groundbreaking interactive documentary about Lagos is now online. Explore two perspectives on the sprawling African metropolis.
Cape Town’s MyCiTi system now connects Table Mountain to the rest of the MyCiTi system.
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!
Presenting its interactive digital urban design tools, DASUDA found collaborative partners in local experts, organisations and City of Cape Town representatives.
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.