Open City: A Future Cape Town walking tour

[ August 13, 2013; 2:00 am; ] On Sunday, 25 August, Future Cape Town will be hosting our 2nd walking tour entitled ‘Open City’.

The facts: Philippi Horticultural Area

[ August 6, 2013; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] The Phillipi Horticultural Area (PHA) has been in the spotlight of later as the Mayor of Cape Town pushes through a recommendation which could see housing being developed on this land. In anticipation of the decision, the Phillippi community and Greater Cape Town Civic Alliance have shared their facts on the matter.

Open City: Call for Sponsors and Partners

[ August 24, 2013; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] As part of the official programme of OPEN DESIGN, on 24 August Future Cape Town will be hosting OPEN CITY: a half-day mini-conference to share projects, ideas and inspiration that will make Cape Town and other cities more open and accessible. This event will be free of charge.

Future Cape Town Walking Tour: A Lens On Liveability

[ July 27, 2013; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] If you were the Mayor of Cape Town, how would you create a liveable city? Led by our Managing Director, Rashiq Fataar, the tour will explore the concept of liveability and sustainability through the lens of the Central City, which has undergone a regeneration spanning more than a decade.

How can we build resilient cities?

[ July 17, 2013; 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Cities have always been faced with uncertainty. By their nature, the people, built environment and many other facets that make up a city are always at risk, regardless of the scale. Understanding these risks, and knowing how to prepare for them, or at least to mitigate them, requires diverse approaches. Our next #CityTalk in partnership with Asia Development Dialogue and our friends at This Big City, will look at exactly this.

Bold City: A Future Cape Town mini-conference

[ June 29, 2013; 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] Under the theme, Bold City, speakers will presents projects and ideas from across Cape Town which are bold, not in scale, but in their potential to shift thinking and influence the landscape of the city and region.

Transforming Cities with Transit: Our next #citytalk

[ June 19, 2013; 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Transform Kansas City is an initiative which aims to encourage discussion about the opportunities of rail transit and facilitate input in the development of a more sustainable built environment. One way they are achieving this is through a call for ideas, asking people to submit their ideas for how rail transit can be used to change the city for the better. Inspired by this project, we’ve decided to host our next #citytalk tweetchat on the topic of ‘transforming cities with transit’.

Vote with ‘Your City Idea’ on Church Square

[ May 17, 2013; 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] After another satisfactory run at Cape Town International Airport, the bright yellow ballot box will return to the CBD area where citizens can come and take a minute or two of their time to vote on two urban issues. On Friday 17 May, members of the public can make their way to Church Square ,situated at Spin Street and Parliament Street between 9am and 3pm .

Resourcefulness, not resources, key to driving South Africa’s economic growth

[ May 14, 2013; 10:00 am; ] Key takeaways from a recent presentation from Dr. Maphai and Dr. Akinyemi’s at Accelerate Cape Town on job creation, development, and innovation in Cape Town.

Up Close Cape Town Part 2: A Reluctant Monument

[ May 8, 2013; 8:00 am; ] This second in this series of posts looking at projects produced by the students of Unit 17 at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, during a field trip to Cape Town. This project is entitled ‘A Reluctant Monument’ and is sited in a disused granite quarry at the foot of Table Mountain, it investigates the effect of suburban boundary walls as architectural artefacts of Post-Apartheid fear, and traces the history of bounded space in Cape Town.