Press Releases

The Engaged City: Submissions

Following our experience over the past year with the Your City Idea voting installation, a public engagement project, and our public space research project, Future Spaces, Future Cape Town intends to open the call for submissions for our compendium or report, The Engaged City.

Future Cape Town Walking Tour: A Lens On Liveability

[ July 27, 2013; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] If you were the Mayor of Cape Town, how would you create a liveable city? Led by our Managing Director, Rashiq Fataar, the tour will explore the concept of liveability and sustainability through the lens of the Central City, which has undergone a regeneration spanning more than a decade.

Opportunity: Research intern

Position: Research Assistant within the Urban Intelligence Unit (UIU)

Term: 6 months (minimum)
Type: unpaid

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 […]

Future Cape Town Urban Design Policy Workshop Proceedings

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.

Future Cape Town urges a firm stand and leadership against urban sprawl

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.