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Bellville CBD : Culture and Public Life

Future Cape Town conducted research to begin to understand the various communities and their social/ cultural practices
within the Bellville CBD focus area, to inform future placemaking initiatives and activations.

Unlocking innovation in public space design and development

How do we truly get all parties to promote and nurture innovation in public space design and development? Rashiq Fataar shares his ideas.

How affordable housing can be delivered by the private sector : A case study in Parow, Cape Town

How can we get the private sector to develop affordable housing? This was the central question of Kate Hogarth’s masters thesis in City and Regional Planning.

How to Improve Public Participation in the Planning of Cities : Inclusion of marginalised people in waste management

Do public participation and planning processes really include all people? Adam van Heerden studied informal waste-collectors or “skarrelers” as part of his award-winning Masters of City and Regional Planning thesis.

The city vision for Philippi : Where does informality fit in?

A much needed city vision is being created for Philippi in the Cape Town area. Claire du Trevou questions how informality will be included in this new approach.

The future of Cape Town’s water security : The 2nd Cape Flats Aquifer Seminar | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Future Cape Town recently attended a workshop in the Philippi Horticultural Area (PHA) where we learned about its aquifer and the role its farmers play in providing food security for the City of Cape Town.

Young people building a new vision for Port Elizabeth : Young Urbanists meet in Nelson Mandela Bay

On September, Port Elizabeth had the opening of a new Young Urbanists chapter

Voices of the City : Lindsey Appolis | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

This week Future Cape Town speaks with Lindsey Appolis, a photographer based in Cape Town.

How Cape Town is getting smarter about parks : 6 new parks in the city | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

The Smart Park concept is aimed at providing for inclusivity, social interaction and the integration of communities. Discover 6 new smart parks initiated by the City of Cape Town.

What makes a bikeable city? Ideas to get Lagos cycling again | FUTURE LAGOS

Lagos could return to the cycling oriented city it once was. A group of experts met-up in early 2016 to discuss why citizens currently don’t cycle, what can be done to change this and to envision a future for Lagos’ transport infrastructure.

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