Future London’s newest team member considers how Londoners can enact their right to the city through guerilla gardening.
“How can Khayelitsha develop its city centre?”
Play Khayelitsha, a game developed to bring stakeholders together to re-imagine and re-think the central business district of Cape Town’s largest township, held test sessions during July 2014, to provide further clarity for the relevancy of the method in the Cape Town context.
The subject of focus for the Play the City workshop was the [...]
Kirsten Wilkins and asks how the inhabitants of a city can participate in urban design decisions. Open source urban design invites more public participation in urbanism. Wilkins states that ‘We are all fluent in a non-verbal language of space-making.’
Lagos is the world’s fastest growing megacity, riding on a lucrative oil industry and expanding economy. But while skyscrapers furnish the business elite, millions in the city’s slums wonder if they will benefit.
Class and race inequality (meaning disparities in wealth, income and education) are vital to understanding murder. Related to this is geographic apartheid, meaning historical (and today’s) “dumping” of the poorest and most vulnerable people furthest away from CBDs and traditionally white suburbs.
In last week’s #CityChat with This Big City, we discussed the reinvention of urban agriculture. We take a look at what you thought.
Is paradise a large metropolis? As city dwellers, we’re prone to believing that the good life is found on a desolate beach far from the cacophony of any urban environment. Cities, to their credit however, actually make us much happier than we might otherwise believe.
‘The Lagos Tour’ is a new, monthly feature from Future Lagos that will explore Lagos using photography. This month we visited Surulere, initially a residential area that is becoming more commercial.
Many occupations in the informal economy are not only important in their contribution to the GDP but also in their potential to build meaningful livelihoods that can shape the well-being of locals and cities alike. In the last part of the series, Sharyn Sassen explores the significance of informal economy occupations in creating better future cities.
This week, we hear from Cape Town resident, Caryn Gootkin. Gootkin read law at Trinity Hall College, Cambridge and later became an attorney. Gootkin left the legal profession in 2009 and now works as a writer and copy-editor. She writes a regular column for The Media Online and serves on the board of directors of The Big Issue South Africa.