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WDC2014 Walking Tour: City Design and Architecture

[ March 6, 2014; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Following on from our previous design tours, join our urban experience this First Thursday, through interesting streets, spaces and buildings, that show how design affects our lives, and how we can lobby for better design.

Placemaking Gdansk Coal Market

Place-making in the city of Gdańsk, Poland

The City Culture Institute in the city of Gdańsk, Poland has brought its Old City Square (also called The Coal Market Square) to life. Previously used as a parking space or occasionally for fairs or concerts, for ten days the square has been turned into a lively, public space designed for people and their needs.

Thesis Thursday: Utopia of the Third World

Thesis Thursday is an architectural series showcasing a selection of dissertations produced by the UCT M.Arch (prof) graduates of 2013. Week 3: Ruvimbo searches for a contemporary African Landscape.

What is the legacy of the Fan Walk?

What has been the legacy of Cape Town’s Fan Walk? How have our citizens appropriated it and what potential does it contain to be the beginning of activating our city at a pedestrian level?

Human Scale to screen at Design Indaba

The human scale questions our assumptions about modernity, exploring what happens when we put people into the center of our equations.

Johannesburg – Pulse of Africa_C40 Summit

From the 4th – 6th February 2014, the city of Johannesburg was the proud host of the 5th Biennial C40 Cities Mayor’s Summit on global climate change. The event was a get together of the C40 mayors from the major and smaller cities of the world to address issues of climate change and to exchange ideas.

Sea Point: can the reallest Atlantic suburb hold its own against gentrification?

Gentrification cannot be fought – but it can be bullied into a different shape. A look at where the working class live in Sea Point, and how the resilience they confer on the suburb can be kept and bolstered

‘Match-Maker’ Urban Activation

Young Projects are helping New Yorkers celebrate love through an urban match making concept, that I think can lend some simulation for us to harness our love affair with our city even more.

Urban farms in Lagos – a feasible proposal?

Urban farming is a great idea. It is one way to address with land, agriculture and food security, but how can it be implemented in a city like Lagos. Tolu Ogulesi starts to look at solutions to this predicament.

Copenhagen Solutions Exhibition in Cape Town

[ February 8, 2014 11:00 am to February 12, 2014 5:00 pm. ] As one of the Danish contributions to Cape Town as World Design Capital in 2014, we are proud to inform that the exhibition ”Copenhagen Solutions” will be on public display in Cape Town from 8th to 12th February 2014 at The Bank, 71- 73 Harrington Street, Cape Town.