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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | South Africa’s hopes of planning better cities and communities

Sizwe Mxobo has been awarded the Young National Planner of the year award in South Africa. Rashiq Fataar sat down with Sizwe to hear more about his vision for Cape Town, the projects he has been working on and why planning has failed the city and its people.

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FUTURE LONDON | Watch: Demolishing one of London’s most brutalist housing projects

As the wrecking ball approaches, explore the history and legacy of Robin Hood Gardens- one of east London’s most notable brutalist housing estates.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Voices of the City: Nils Hansen

This week’s Voice of the City is Woodstock resident and local business-owner, Nils Hansen. Hansen founded the neighbourhood bike shop, Woodstock Cycleworks.

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FUTURE LONDON | Scenes from Hong Kong’s (empty) streets

As Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters return to the city’s streets, Future London reflects on a trip to the city last year as initial protests were subsiding.

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FUTURE LAGOS | The Lagos Tour: Yaba

‘The Lagos Tour’ is a monthly feature from Future Lagos that explores the city using photography and this month we have walked around Yaba, an up and coming, suburb of Lagos.

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FUTURE LONDON | Jan Gehl & Richard Rogers talk liveable cities

London played host to two of the world’s best-recognised urban thinkers this week, as they considered the ins and outs of the ‘liveable city’.

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FUTURE LAGOS | The Lagos Tour: Roundabouts, Bridges, and Bottlenecks

‘The Lagos Tour’ is a monthly feature from Future Lagos that explores the city using photography and this month we have looked at mobility between Lekki Peninsula and other parts of Lagos.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Why Cape Town must get serious about land

Christy Zinn unpacks Cape Town’s controversial housing legacy and the current situation. Zinn points to the priority given private investors in central suburbs. She argues that the urban poor have been relegated to the outskirts of the city through apartheid spatial planning.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Why our city makes us fat and sick

Launching with World Food Day 2014, The Food Dialogues Report aims to ignite a conversation around creating a healthier, more conscious and just food system in the Mother City. In this chapter, the report looks at the impact of the layout of the city on those who are most food insecure.