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Why cities should learn from nature : The case for biomimicry | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Can cities learn from nature? Shannon Royden-Turner unpacks the principles of biomimicry as a way to effectively and sustainably move cities forward.

Voices of the city: Shuaib Philander | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

This week in we talk to Shuaib Philander, a member of 20sk8, a skate group which was featured in the short film Jas Boude about how he views Cape Town.

We need new terms for co-creating the future of Cape Town : Re-thinking the sale of the Tafelberg site

The submission by Future Cape Town with regards to the call for comments on the property disposal of the Tafelberg site by the Western Cape Government.

FUTURE LAGOS | Interview with Kolade Akiyode: Inclusive urban management – A case for street traders’ survival

Urban designer and researcher Kolade Akiyode asserts the virtue of inclusive governance for street trading and the informal economy.

Walking the walk of reforming South Africa’s cities : Interview with Barbara Soutworth | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Urban designer and planner Barbara Southworth asserts the virtue of integrated planning that puts people first in remaking cities.

A question of spatial injustice | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Some of the brightest minds and most dedicated participants in the affordable housing arena tackled the question of ‘spatial inequality’ in our country at a recent Housing Forum.

Creating rules for great cities : Will UN Habitat III bind cities to take action | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Habitat III will introduce a document called the New Urban Agenda that’ll effectively guide the future of urbanisation policy for all UN member states. Cris Robertson explores this agenda revealing that although its content bay be groundbreaking, it is not legally binding. Begging one to question how much action will governments take if there are no consequences if they don’t.

Voices of the city: Fred Viljoen | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

This week we meet Fred Viljoen, a Cape Town designer whose love for nature and appreciation of beauty translates to his creative and energetic work.

Why activism matters when designing public space | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

On May 4th, Future Cape Town and the Urban Design Institute of South Africa, platformed an event to discuss the future of public spaces and the vital role which activism plays to drive it forward.

How to buy architecture : Shopping for the future architecture of Johannesburg | FUTURE JOBURG

A supermarket for architecture? In 2015, the collaborative studio, Counterspace hosted a Supermarket – themed architectural exhibition of the WITS and University of Johannesburg’s Schools of Architecture students’ work.