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Open City: A Future Cape Town walking tour

[ August 13, 2013; 2:00 am; ] On Sunday, 25 August, Future Cape Town will be hosting our 2nd walking tour entitled ‘Open City’.

Cape Town’s long term food and water security under threat

Future Cape Town is concerned to hear of the recommendation by the Mayoral Committee to be presented at Council on 31 July 2013, which will rescind the decision of May 2012 to postpone the release of land within the Philippi Horticultural Area (PHA), pending a Food Systems Study.

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.

Cape Town cycle lanes to go green!

Following the successful trial of green painted cycle lanes in a section of Bree Street, the City of Cape Town has made a decision to demarcate all cycle lanes that are in roadways by painting them green.

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.

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