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Articles, reports and resources we are reading and using.


FUTURE CAPE TOWN | How Phillipi Village could become a model for inclusive township regeneration

Claire du Trevou explores the new Phillipi Village development and wonders what inclusive urban regeneration means.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | How can cities trigger innovation? Essential from SA Innovation Summit 2015

While the Silicon Valley is running out of problems to solve, African cities will be the test-bed of a new wave of innovations

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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?


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?