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After Eskom: How can South African cities power their future

Almost 8 years after the last loadshedding in South Africa, the Eskom debacle has once again dominated the national agenda and media. With the eye of the word on South Africa, how can cities start to lead and invest in new ideas, innovations and ways to power their long term future.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Why architects must do more to improve housing for the future city

From Cape Town to Caracas. An open public lecture, entitled Housing and Education the Future, bought together two inspiring architects to share their work in informal settlements and fragile contexts.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Voices of the City: Laura Windvogel

This week’s Voice of the City is controversial fine artist, watercolourist and writer Laura Windvogel AKA Lady Skollie. She is the creator of the blog Lady $kollie.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN l The day that Langa opened her streets

Thousands of residents across Cape Town recently flocked to Langa to walk its storied streets. Crime fears were allayed as visitors from the city’s more affluent suburbs walked the streets in safety. They form part of the Open Streets movement that fosters diverse community interaction in urban areas, designating the street as a positive social space.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Film and city-making: An interview with Dele Adeyemo

Rashiq Fataar speaks with Dele Adeyemo, creative director of Pidgin Perfect about The Power of ZA film project and exhibition and why architecture and city making were on the agenda.

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Public Lecture: Alfredo Brillembourg and Luyanda Mpahlwa

[ May 13, 2015; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] Future Cape Town and the YOUNG URBANISTS community invites you to the event ‘Housing and educating the future’ with public lectures by Alfredo Brillembourg of Urban-Think Tank and Luyanda Mpahlwa of DesignSpaceAfrica.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Ideas for the future of Paarden Eiland

Future Cape Town asks Twitter how the industrial neighbourhood of Paarden Eiland can reinvent itself to contribute to the future of the city.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Our cities as spaces for celebration and ceremony

Photojournalist Ashraf Hendricks captures Cape Town in the midst of celebration and ceremony. His fantastical snaps presents the real city, in an almost imaginary fashion.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Voices of the city: Bonnie Horbach

“Cape Town teaches me that nothing is as it seems…”

This week’s Voice of the City is political activist, Bonnie Horbach, who is currently acting as the Consul General for the Netherlands in Cape Town.

Voices of the City is a weekly feature that spotlights the everyday lives of our citizens, living and working in the city. By asking […]

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FUTURE LONDON | Voices of the City: Francesca Perry

Our voice of the city this week is Francesca Perry- editor, writer and young urbanist based in London.