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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Ideas for the future of Paarden Eiland

Future Cape Town asks Twitter how the industrial neighbourhood of Paarden Eiland can reinvent itself to contribute to the future of the city.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | The future of cycling in cities: 8 highlights from the World Bike Forum

As cycling becomes more of a feature in our day-to-day lives, we take a look at ideas from the World Bike Forum that look set to shape the future of cycling.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | How mapping public transport can help commuters

GoMetro have created an innovative interactive mapping and schedule system in Bellville that looks set to become a showcase for South African cities looking to answer the ‘information gap’ surrounding public transport.

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FUTURE JOBURG | Jozi’s jumble of buildings defines an African city

The City of Gold’s ever-evolving architecture symbolises the values of a society in flux, according to Mxolisi Makhubo, an architect in Johannesburg.

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FUTURE LAGOS | Catching a Train in Lagos!

At present there is no train service that serves the masses in Lagos leaving road congested but the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) and Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) are introducing new services, new infrastructure that will cover Lagos and its suburbs.

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FUTURE LAGOS | The Lagos Tour: Roundabouts, Bridges, and Bottlenecks

‘The Lagos Tour’ is a monthly feature from Future Lagos that explores the city using photography and this month we have looked at mobility between Lekki Peninsula and other parts of Lagos.

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WATCH: A vision for a more cycling-friendly London

Design expert and avid cyclist Peter Murray recalls some of his favourite cycling experiences in London and considers strategies for improving cycling infrastructure in the city.

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The Lagos Tour: How easy is it to walk around Lagos?

‘The Lagos Tour’ is a monthly feature from Future Lagos that will explore Lagos using photography. This month we examined the ease of pedestrian movement in Lagos.

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What makes a 24-hour city?

The announcement of a 24-hour Night Tube in London has been welcomed by local residents and urban planners. This video published by The Economist explains the historical reasons for London’s early closing hours. It also looks at how a 24-hour city better reflects modern life and population movement in the city today.

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WATCH: Getting Animated about TOD in Mexico

TOD is a tool for combating urban sprawl. This would mean concentrating development of housing, businesses, and services around public transit stations. TOD also takes priority away from the personal automobile and allows us to walk and cycle in a connected city.