Thousands of residents of the world’s largest vertical slum in Venezuela are being relocated, as Chinese investors express interest in the building.
Our climate change workshop addresses the current state of climate change for Cape Town. Panelists explain what changes will occur to the city in the face of climate change, and outline steps that can be taken in order to mitigate its consequences.
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.
Check out a short video review of this year’s New Cities Summit held in Dallas, Texas.
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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
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.