Press Releases

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 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.

Walk & Bus into the Future: A Future Cape Town Walking Tour

[ October 19, 2013; 10:00 am to 12:30 pm. ] On Saturday, 19 October, Future Cape Town welcomes everybody to join us on moving conversation inspired by Cape Town’s existing transport system and its potential.

Cape Town’s streets in the spotlight at Future Cape Town Summit

On Monday 30 September, Future Cape Town will be hosting our 4th summit entitled “The Long and Short of Better Streets” at the Cullinan Hotel in Cape Town. This summit will aim to look at how a city-wide conversation on improved streets, beyond the debate on Long Street, can promote implementation and action. Are we asking the right questions, and do we understand the processes which can lead to action

Architecture, power and the secrets of the city: A Future Cape Town Walking Tour

[ September 15, 2013; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] Join Future Cape Town’s Brett Petzer as we travel through time, and take a walking tour of the most beautiful buildings in the city,with a narrative based on phases of Cape Town’s planning history. The tour aims to ‘unflatten’ the Cape Town we see by looking at the history of power that made the collection of historic buildings that enrich this Station and Parliament precincts today, and the spaces in between.

Ideas to jumpstart Cape Town’s economy

Having a vision, dreaming big and thinking inclusively with that vision, a focus on technology innovation and business partnering meaningfully with government, Higher Education and civil society were the central themes of Accelerate Cape Town’s AGM held today in the city.

Future Cape Town Open City Conference reaches 283,000

On 24 August 2013, Future Cape Town hosted its second mini-conference under the theme OPEN CITY at Cape Town City Hall, as part of the Open Design Festival.

All systems go for Cape Town World Design Capital 2014

With just over four months to go until Cape Town assumes the coveted title of World Design Capital 2014, the City is finalising its official programme of events.

Name Your Hood returns to the Cape Town CBD- Leave a Legacy

Name Your Hood, a private sector-led initiative which seeks to build stronger communities through interactive public neighbourhood naming campaigns, has launched the next Cape Town “City Bowl” campaign – the naming of Hood 8.

Under construction: MyCiTi station at the V&A Waterfront

Construction on a new MyCiTi station at the V&A Waterfront is underway this month.