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5 ideas to shape the future of housing in South Africa | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

“Co-creating the future of housing South Africa” successfully engaged dialogue among government officials, private sector designers, and NGO leaders in the housing industry to collaboratively form key lessons to move forward South Africa’s housing crisis.

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10 reasons Cape Town’s new city “Wescape”, would be a disaster | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

In May 2013 Professor Vanessa Watson from the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics and the City and Regional Planning programme gave a presentation at the Institute of Architects as part of a public debate surrounding the Wescape development. Given the recent public debate surrounding the development we share her 10 reasons why the Wescape development would be a complete disaster.

Mayor Patricia de Lille announces that the Foreshore Freeways is to connect to the N1 after decades of controversy over its incompletion.

The incomplete Foreshore Freeways: Proposals from private sector to be welcomed

Mayor Patricia de Lille announces that private sector bids will be invited to resolve the future of the Foreshore Freeways.

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Wescape: Why build a new city for 800, 000 people more than 40km away from Cape Town? | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

The City of Cape Town has approved the moving of the urban edge to accommodate the creation of a new city 20 kilometres from Cape Town up the west coast – we explore some of the pressing issues around this development.

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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.

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

“Street trading acts as a crucial source of income for large numbers of the urban poor but the management of street trading activities by constituted authority is typically hostile, therefore hampering their ability to operate.”

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

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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.

Cape Town 160412 City Life feature.  Urban planner Guy Briggs at DHK Architects in Green Point.  Story by Michael Morris.    Photo by Michael Walker

Guy Briggs calls for social housing to bring Cape Town out of its apartheid history| FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Guy Briggs, Head of Urban Design at dhk Architects, talks to Weekend-Argus about the urgency and importance of social housing to bring Cape Town out of its current reality of spatial inequality, and its apartheid history.

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FUTURE LAGOS | Towards adaptive traffic management solutions for Lagos

 
“Lagos could do with an adaptive traffic control system, as its traffic wardens and signal infrastructure are over-burdened by congestion and rush-hour travel.” 

Rush hour traffic on Ikorodu Road, Lagos

Road traffic management is an important point of discussion in many cities around the world. We investigate global developments in congestion reduction and makes suggestions on how some […]

Why privatising public land in Cape Town needs a rethink | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

[ April 26, 2016; 10:00 am; ] A number of City and provincial-owned properties close to the economic opportunities of the central city have recently been earmarked for sale. This sparked renewed discussions on the privatisation of public land. Sean Dayton explores the reasons why this is such an important issue.