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MEDIA RELEASE: Future Cape Town ranked 77 on global sustainability influencer list

09 February 2015
Future Cape Town, a platform for dialogue on Cape Town’s urban future, has been ranked no. 77 on the Future Cities Top 500 list of urban sustainability influencers according to the SustMeme rankings.

The global Future Cities Top 500 leaderboard was released on Thursday 5 February 2015 and is updated weekly
Future Cape Town was […]


Department of Design opens in Cape Town

From 8-26 of July, the event Department of Design will be open to the public. Department of Design is envisioned as a space where individuals of every discipline can meet for idea sharing and creative collaboration.

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Job: Event and Exhibition Manager

Organisation: Our Future Cities NPO
Job: Event and Exhibition Manager- Cape Town, South Africa
When: A fixed term contract of 2.5 months,  full time and commencing mid May
What is Our Future Cities?
Our Future Cities NPO is an independent nonprofit organisation working to build a democracy around the future of cities. Our network is made up of Future […]

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WDC2014 Walking Tour: Architecture, Past and Future

[ February 6, 2014; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] World Design Capital, Cape Town 2014 is underway! Join our second Walking Tour of the year, about “Architecture, Past and Future”.


WDC2014 Walking Tour: Design a liveable city

[ January 25, 2014; 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] World Design Capital, Cape Town 2014 is here! Let’s kick it off with our “Design a liveable city” walking tour, by experience how our cities can use design as a tool to make them great places to live.


Future Cape Town launches Metropolist radio show

Today at 19:00 GMT + 2, Future Cape Town will launch the first live broadcast of Metropolist, a weekly radio show exploring the people and stories which are shaping our cities.


MEDIA STATEMENT: Government should act on call for dialogue about cities

Future Cape Town and Future Johannesburg welcome the recent release of the discussion document “Towards an Integrated Urban Development Framework” by the Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.


Future Cape Town officially on the WDC 2014 programme

Future Cape Town is happy to share that we are officially on the World Design Capital, Cape Town 2014 (WDC2014) programme. Not only has Future Cape Town as an organisation been officially recognised, but so has our Walking Tours and the Your City Idea installation.

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Welcome Future Johannesburg, Future Lagos and Future London

Today, Future Cape Town welcomes Future Johannesburg, Future Lagos and Future London to our family, and the formation of the Our Future Cities Network. The network aims to foster inter-city citizen engagement and create a platform for debate, awareness and action about the urban future of each city.

Your City Idea on Church Square 17 May 2013. Photo by Whitney Johnson.

Media Alert: Your City Idea installation takes to the streets

The Your City Idea installation, a shortlisted World Design Capital 2014 project, will pop-up on Lower Main Road in Observatory this Saturday.