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FUTURE LAGOS | Why a Lagos high street is booming : The changing face of Admiralty Way

Lekki Phase 1’s Admiralty Way is fast becoming Lagos’s busiest high street. With over 120 stores, the road now offers more shops than the largest shopping centre in Lagos. Is this testament to the history of markets in Lagos or just a natural progression of a commercial haven?

Architects Caroline Wuethrich and Geraldine Borio’s map over the 2011 Hong Kong protests

FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Why mapping our cities can help us plan the future : Introducing the Atlas of Social Maps

Social Life created an Atlas of Social Maps, a database of social mapping examples, tools, and methods that can help us find new perspectives on urban social life and social innovation in cities.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Why are our city spaces designed for serial killers?

Sean Dayton questions a disturbing phenomenon in Cape Town: nowhere spaces designed to help serial killers get away with murder.


FUTURE CAPE TOWN | How can architecture engage with gang-ridden neighbourhoods? Students work on Manenberg in Cape Town

How can architectural studios meant to develop students’ abilities offer a deeper understanding of how communities function and enlighten deeper aspirations for better living environments. Claire du Trevou reflects on an architectural studio that took place in Manenberg last year.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Thinking about the future of Langa train station

Mixed-use development around train stations has the potential to improve safety and bring economic opportunities closer to people. But are we including informal traders? Catherine Luyt adds her thoughts to the Langa Station precinct.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Designing public space in the information age: Interview with Marco Lampugnani

Marco Lampugnani discusses with us the challenges of design for urban commons


FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Cooke vs Koolhaas: The inaugural Roelof Uytenbogaardt Memorial Lecture

A review of the inaugural Roelof Uytenbogaardt UDISA Memorial Lecture of Julian Cooke by Rebecca Looringh van Beeck.

cape town-150902. On Sunday 4th October 2015, the first ever Open Streets Bellville will take place. The focus will be on Kruskal Street, which will be turned into a pedestrian zone. The event aims to strengthen community ties by bringing the people of Bellville out to meet each other in a space usually used by cars. The top end of the street where its meets Voortrekker Rd in the foreground.  
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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Reimagining the streets of Bellville with Open Streets

Join Open Streets Bellville on Sunday 4th October 2015.


FUTURE CAPE TOWN | How Phillipi Village could become a model for inclusive township regeneration

Claire du Trevou explores the new Phillipi Village development and wonders what inclusive urban regeneration means.