Future of Cape Town officially compromised: Is Wescape a band-aid solution?

Recently, the future of Cape Town was officially compromised when the seemingly concrete decision of resisting urban sprawl by retaining the integrity of Cape Town’s urban edge was reversed by Anton Bredell, Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning. The edge of Cape Town has now officially been pushed out to encompass lands on the Cape Farms area.

Book Review: Rogue Urbanism

According to Brett Petzer, this year’s bedside book for those perplexed, fascinated, enthused and enraged by the African city is Rogue Urbanism : Emergent African Cities edited by Edgar Pieterse and AbdouMaliq Simone. Read his preview here.

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Measuring the liveability of cities

By Joe Peach at This Big City.
In recent years, cities have solidified their importance on a global scale, and citizens have become increasingly mobile alongside this. As a result, the search for the perfect place to settle, live and work has become something of an obsession to many. With so many options around, it is […]

Vote: The Wescape Development

The controversial Wescape development has move one step closer as amendments to the urban edge are approved. Vote in our poll.

8 ideas for startup cities

During our last #citytalk we asked you the best ingredients in creating a startup city. Here are 8 of the best ideas.

London Calling East

Minh Toan reflects on the tourist’s experience of the city and examines how spaces in London are adapting to an increasing number of visitors from the East.

The 10 best articles of 2013

Here are our 10 best articles for 2013 based on the clicks of our readers

Questions over a new ‘Centenary’ City for Nigeria

The plan to build a city within Abuja to commemorate one hundred years of the colonial amalgamation of the units that make up what is today known as Nigeria raises issues of validity of marking a colonial milestone in this manner.

Shipping containers and the pop up city

[ December 16, 2013; 9:00 pm; 9:00 pm; ] Shipping containers, a creative solution to pop-up city projects

#CityTalk: The start-up city

We are exploring the ingredients to promote startups and entrepreneurship in cities.