Lagos Bikeable City Plan

What makes a bikeable city? Ideas to get Lagos cycling again | FUTURE LAGOS

Lagos could return to the cycling oriented city it once was. A group of experts met-up in early 2016 to discuss why citizens currently don’t cycle, what can be done to change this and to envision a future for Lagos’ transport infrastructure.

traffic freeway south africa

WATCH : Why we have traffic congestion : A simulation of the flows of private vs other transport modes | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Cities continue to be planned around and for cars? Why? The ability to accelerate, as well as the flexible use of cars, clearly make cars appear superior over all other means of mobility-but are they?

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Why cycling should matter when planning the future of South African cities | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

South Africa is not a country of cars. In fact, the majority do not own cars. Brett Petzer makes the case for cycling, and why it should matter to the future planning of South African cities.


From township to town : Why plans for Cape Town’s Metro South East could improve city life for millions | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

South African cities can no longer afford isolated and disengaged interventions. How will the investments in the Metro South East build a greater town to township link and improve city life for millions in Cape Town.

Mayor Patricia de Lille announces that the Foreshore Freeways is to connect to the N1 after decades of controversy over its incompletion.

The incomplete Foreshore Freeways: Proposals from private sector to be welcomed

Mayor Patricia de Lille announces that private sector bids will be invited to resolve the future of the Foreshore Freeways.


Design by activism: How we can use our public spaces to create change | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

We look back on our the event on the role and impact of activism in the shaping of the future of public spaces in South Africa.

People at market Oshidin district

FUTURE LAGOS | Interview with Kolade Akiyode: Inclusive urban management – A case for street traders’ survival

Urban designer and researcher Kolade Akiyode asserts the virtue of inclusive governance for street trading and the informal economy.

Traffic at a roundabout in on Lagos Island

FUTURE LAGOS | Towards adaptive traffic management solutions for Lagos

“Lagos could do with an adaptive traffic control system, as its traffic wardens and signal infrastructure are over-burdened by congestion and rush-hour travel.” 

Rush hour traffic on Ikorodu Road, Lagos

Road traffic management is an important point of discussion in many cities around the world. We investigate global developments in congestion reduction and makes suggestions on how some […]

Counterspace: A new way of practising architecture| Future Cape Town

“Architecture can be derived from anywhere; personal interests, behaviour of people, societal trends or the logic within science.”


Archive : The R80 billion plan to sink Cape Town’s rail lines | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

This is the vision for a section of the Cape Town CBD for the year 2030 by Makeka Design Lab. The idea is the brain child of Mokena Makeka, the Principal and Creative Director of Makeka Design Lab.

In 2011, a R80 billion regeneration project for the Cape Town Station precinct and more than 50 hectares […]