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Artist impressions of the future development of the Modderfontein property in north-eastern Johannesburg. Shanghai Zendai Property says it plans to transform the area into a "New York of Africa" with R80bn investments over the next 15 years,

FUTURE JOBURG | The fluid future of Johannesburg’s 2060 city: The Modderfontein smart city

Joseph Spring interrogates the Modderfontein Smart City, a massive 1600-hectare piece of land now owned by Chinese development firm Zendai, juxtaposed with the Modderfontein Nature Reserve.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Planning the Cycling City

When one realises that a cycle lane barely wide enough for a car can move as many people as a four-lane highway – and in total silence – it is hard to think of sprawling, car-dependent societies as a utopia of personal freedoms. Brett Petzer shares his experiences and thoughts on planning the Cycling City.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Thinking about the future of Langa train station

Mixed-use development around train stations has the potential to improve safety and bring economic opportunities closer to people. But are we including informal traders? Catherine Luyt adds her thoughts to the Langa Station precinct.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Transforming Maitland train station as part of densifying Cape Town

How can ‘Dense City’ become a tool for an inclusive and sustainable Cape Town? Brittany Morris interview Ali Saad, principal architect on the Maitland Station Density Syndicate team.


FUTURE LAGOS | Getting More From the BRT

Do you take public transport in Lagos? Are you affected by long queues when catching your bus? How quick is it to get a BRT bus ticket? To review the launch of air-conditioned, WIFI Internet-enabled Metro Buses, Future Lagos has launched a questionnaire to find out how Lagosians use public transport.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Voices of the City: Darren Blair

Our voice of the city this week is a passionate about Cape Town, traveling & commuter cycling through the city who currently works as the Sales and Client Service Manager for Blok, Darren Blair.

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FUTURE JOBURG | How Bree street in Joburg reveals potential for new forms of urbanity to emerge?

Spatial analysis of Bree Street in Johannesburg questions the universality of globalisation and reveals potential for new forms of urbanity to emerge

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | A vision for a new port precinct in Cape Town

A bold new vision for re-establishing the city’s links with the sea – will it be implemented, and if so, how will it work for all Capetonians?

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Cape Town unveils 2032 transport plan

The new Integrated Public Transport Network Plan commits to providing improved access and quality to public transportation to all Capetonians by 2032.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | WATCH : How to reimagine the streets of the future

In this funny and thought-provoking talk, Janette Sadik-Khan, transportation commissioner of New York City, shares projects that have reshaped street life in the 5 boroughs, including pedestrian zones in Times Square, high-performance buses and a 6,000-cycle-strong bike share. Her mantra: Do bold experiments that are cheap to try out.