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Serious Games for urban planning

Part II of our gaming workshop looks at how serious games can be used to conceptualise urban planning without consequences. Take a look at one innovative company, Tygron, and their simulation models used to bring planners, developers, and the government together.

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Watch: New Cities Summit aims to re-imagine cities

Check out a short video review of this year’s New Cities Summit held in Dallas, Texas.

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Using games to re-imagine Khayelitsha’s central business district

 

 
 

The subject of focus for the Play the City workshop was the central business district of Khayelitsha, South Africa’s second largest township. Khayelitsha represents a unique case due to its virtual lack of urban planning, public amenities or a city centre.
Despite over 400,000 people living within its borders, the district faces resource shortages, a lack of formal [...]

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Designing better water health for the Liesbeek

A hands-on, creative approach to understanding the Liesbeek River region’s needs shows the benefits of collaboration, and a need to grow awareness of the area.

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Can a global city be good to locals?

Creating better lives for citizens should be on the agenda of every Mayor, but making sure that changes to a city are inclusive may be more complex. In this series Sharyn Sassen explores how our city’s strategies for progress can aggravate the marginalisation and compromise the well-being of its vulnerable citizens.

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Food Security in the South African Context

Department of Design hosted a food security workshop aimed at conceptualising key areas in which food production can be improved. Our review highlights key opinions from a variety of participants.

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Agri Meets Design: Event Review

How can the Philippi horticultural area be preserved and/or improved for future use? A review of Department of Design’s event, “Agri Meets Design” invited individuals from a wide range of expertise to come together in order to envision creative solutions.

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Department of Design opens in Cape Town

From 8-26 of July, the event Department of Design will be open to the public. Department of Design is envisioned as a space where individuals of every discipline can meet for idea sharing and creative collaboration.

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Voices of the City: Papa Omotayo

This week, we interview Papa Omotayo, Architect and Lagos resident for 9 years.

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Cape Town unveils 2032 transport plan

The new Integrated Public Transport Network Plan commits to providing improved access and quality to public transportation to all Capetonians by 2032.