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UN-Habitat’s latest “State of African Cities” report attempts to map this change and create a tool for future-oriented urban planning. What are some of the insights of the report, and what can Cape Town as an African city learn from this?

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Articles, reports and resources we are reading and using.

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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 GOLD COAST | Development Updates

Follow the proposed, planned and ongoing construction and development across Gold Coast.

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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 GOLD COAST | Voices Of The City: Sam Morris

This week’s Voice of the City is Blank Gold Coast editor, Samantha Morris, who is currently planning the 2015 Gold Coast Music Awards among other projects.

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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.

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THE NEXT ECONOMY: International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam calls for projects from Africa

The International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam calls for projects under the theme THE NEXT ECONOMY. Edgar Pieterse elaborates why this theme provides a fantastic opportunity for African urban designers, architects, landscape architects, academics, artists, planners, cities, universities, companies and social organizations.