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Producing energy from waste treatment

Aquest Colsen technologies have ambitious goals of making waste water treatment plants into energy producers, reducing dependence of cities on energy suppliers.

Cape Town

Watch: What will South Africa look like by 2030?

What are the current challenges South Africa faces, and in the face of such issues, what might our country look like in 16 years? The following short clip provides an overview of South Africa’s current state and predicts a future of increased socioeconomic progress.

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Can preparing for Climate Change have social benefits?

Our climate change workshop addresses the current state of climate change for Cape Town. Panelists explain what changes will occur to the city in the face of climate change, and outline steps that can be taken in order to mitigate its consequences.

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Watch: New Cities Summit aims to re-imagine cities

Check out a short video review of this year’s New Cities Summit held in Dallas, Texas.

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Using games to re-imagine Khayelitsha’s central business district

 

 
 

The subject of focus for the Play the City workshop was the central business district of Khayelitsha, South Africa’s second largest township. Khayelitsha represents a unique case due to its virtual lack of urban planning, public amenities or a city centre.
Despite over 400,000 people living within its borders, the district faces resource shortages, a lack of formal [...]

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Food Security in the South African Context

Department of Design hosted a food security workshop aimed at conceptualising key areas in which food production can be improved. Our review highlights key opinions from a variety of participants.

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Agri Meets Design: Event Review

How can the Philippi horticultural area be preserved and/or improved for future use? A review of Department of Design’s event, “Agri Meets Design” invited individuals from a wide range of expertise to come together in order to envision creative solutions.

Mamelodi Pod, a home and temporary soccer club with solar electricity and rain water harvesting. Image Courtesy of Architecture for a Change

Spotlight South Africa: Three Designs Instilling Dignity & Defeating Stigma

How do you undo centuries of inequality? How do you overturn an inequality so ingrained in a culture that it manifests itself physically – in the architecture of its homes and in the misshapen nature of its cities?

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The Cities This Week: Jozi Edition

The Cities this Week takes us to economic hub of South Africa and Africa. From taxis with wifi to new housing functions, we look at what big city news is coming from Jozi.

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The emerging role of fashion tourism in Lagos, Nigeria

The fashion industry is a multibillion dollar industry globally and Kenya, Amsterdam, and South Africa have begun to look into this industry for economic gain. Nigeria is following suit.