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.

Business & Sustainability: Our next #CityTalk

[ March 18, 2013; 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Sustainability enthusiasts often encourage individuals to make small changes their lifestyles, hoping for more significant change as a result of collective actions. However, for society to successfully complete its journey towards sustainability, larger stakeholders such as governments and businesses also need to be proactive in addressing sustainability challenges.

Recession cities

[ February 21, 2013; 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Our cities and towns are the engines driving economic growth and they account for almost 80 percent of the world’s GDP. But if cities are engines of growth, then they are also significantly affected by a recession. Join our next #CityTalk when we will be discussing Recession cities.