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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.

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 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.

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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.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | The future of Woodstock: A review of the Change by Design workshop

Claire du Trevou reports from the ‘Change by design’ workshop hosted by Architects Sans Frontiers UK and Development Action Group (DAG), which put the regeneration of Woodstock under the microscope.

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FUTURE LAGOS | Interview: Working in Lagos. Making Lagos work. (Part 1)

Robert van Kats and Remco Rolvink discuss solutions for a leading African city and how the DASUDA are starting to take action.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Meet the best mayors in Africa

Who are the best leaders and governors in Africa?