Position: Research Assistant within the Urban Intelligence Unit (UIU)
Term: 6 months (minimum)
Future Cape Town is a non-profit think tank, passionate about the future of cities. It delivers on its mission through engagement, research and collaboration, creating a space for awareness, debate and action, in the area of urbanism in Cape Town and in cities [...]
On the 11th of May 2013, Future Cape Town co-hosted a discussion along with the Cape Town Institute for Architecture on the newly released for commentary Cape Town Urban Design Policy. This afternoon session took place at the offices for the Cape Town Institute for Architecture and included urban design and architecture professionals from local government, planning, development and architecture organizations, as well as researchers from Future Cape Town.
On the 2nd of May 2013, Future Cape Town hosted its first Summit on the topic of Urban Sprawl in Cape Town. This mid-morning session took place at the at the Protea Breakwater Lodge Hotel, and hosted a small gathering of local government officials, urban developers and planners, as well as academics. The aim of the Summit, in light of recent developments in the city, was to create a forum to discuss the contentious issue of urban sprawl, and formulate a way to facilitate sustainable spatial urban growth in the City.
Future Cape Town will be travelling to New York between May 25 and June 10 to participate in a conference at the Harvard Business Club, and meet with people and organisations operating in the field of urbanism.
Rashiq Fataar will be attending the Harvard Business Review and Siemens’ Future Influencers Global Meeting on May 27-29 in New York City in his capacity as Managing Director of Future Cape Town, and as a member of Future Influencers. Future Influencers is a global think tank, initiated by Siemens, connecting today’s and tomorrow’s thought leaders, on key future sustainability topics – through networking, debates and collecting ideas.
On Friday 17 May, curious onlookers and pedestrians were drawn to a bright yellow modular box structure in the centre of Church Square in the Cape Town CBD. The structure known as the Your City Idea Project is a ballot box installation that was created to breakaway from the traditional techniques of gathering information from the public while at the same time facilitating meaningful public engagement on social and urban issues.
On 25 May 2013, between 13:00 to 17:00, Lower Main Road from Main Road in Observatory to Malta Road in Salt River was closed off to cars and opened to people to experience their street differently. The opening ceremony was completed by a group of children who signed their names on the street in chalk, endorsing the Open Streets Manifesto. This invites everyone to treat all who use our streets with respect; to actively create inclusive public streets and to find ways to bridge the social divides of our city.
Future Cape Town was party to a packed meeting hosted by the African Centre for Cities (ACC) at the Cape Institute for Architecture (CIA) on Wednesday night at which Wescape’s defenders were able to take questions from professionals of the built environment.
[ 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 .
*Please note that this role is currently unpaid.
Term: 6 months (minimum)
Future Cape Town is looking for an assistant to the editor-in-chief to be part of the team. Your main roles will include:
preparing articles ,
proofreading and editing
finalizing and presenting the weekly Editorial calendar
liaising with contributors
Depending on the quality of the candidate, additional roles may include; [...]
Open Streets needs volunteer marshals to help keep streets ‘open’ for the day!
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It has been almost a year since we started talking and dreaming together of Open Streets. Since then, a group of volunteers came together under the banner “Open Streets Cape Town” and has continued to work in bringing together the City and [...]