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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | How our cities could be safer for women and girls

How can we improve safety in cities for women and girls? We chat to young female urbanists about their ideas.

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FUTURE LAGOS | 5 Forecasts for the Future of African Cities

Bosun Tijani, an innovation expert in Nigeria, shares his thoughts on how economic expansion and innovation will transform the continent.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | A vision for a new port precinct in Cape Town

A bold new vision for re-establishing the city’s links with the sea – will it be implemented, and if so, how will it work for all Capetonians?

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN |Expo Milano 2015 : How to feed our planet of 7 billion people

Expo Milano 2015 is described as a proces of active participation among a large number of players around the theme of Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. It is open from May 1 to October 31, 2015.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | The trains for future of South Africa’s cities

The firsts new PRASA commuter trains produced at Alstom’s Lapa plant in Brazil will be ready by the end 2015.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Meet the best mayors in Africa

Who are the best leaders and governors in Africa?

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Why all cities should have a Department of Food

Swathes of US society are affected by a key oversight in planning, the lack of a local food policy. Low-income households especially face the harsh consequences of scant access to sustainable, healthy food. Should we have a Department of Food?

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | 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 | From Accra to Cape Town: A conversation with urbanist Victoria Okoye

Rashiq Fataar speaks with Victoria Okoye, the creator of African Urbanism, on the themes that connect her home city Accra and Cape Town.