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V&A Waterfront announces R700 million ‘Canal District’

The British American Tobacco SA head office will be part of the V&A Waterfront’s new R700 million ‘canal districts’.

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Design by activism: How we can use our public spaces to create change | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

We look back on our the event on the role and impact of activism in the shaping of the future of public spaces in South Africa.

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Wescape: Why build a new city for 800, 000 people more than 40km away from Cape Town? | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

The City of Cape Town has approved the moving of the urban edge to accommodate the creation of a new city 20 kilometres from Cape Town up the west coast – we explore some of the pressing issues around this development.

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Voices of the city: Fred Viljoen | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

This week we meet Fred Viljoen, a Cape Town designer whose love for nature and appreciation of beauty translates to his creative and energetic work.

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How to buy architecture : Shopping for the future architecture of Johannesburg | FUTURE JOBURG

A supermarket for architecture? In 2015, the collaborative studio, Counterspace hosted a Supermarket – themed architectural exhibition of the WITS and University of Johannesburg’s Schools of Architecture students’ work.

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Co-designing the future of Trafalgar Park with Square One Landscape Architects | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Mark Saint Pôl of Square One Landscape Architects explains how Trafalgar Park, the 3 hectare park located between Woodstock and District 6, presented “a unique opportunity to create a unifying civic space in a physically and financially divided community”.

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Voices of the city : Misha Teasdale | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

“I feel like we are innovating all over the place. Like we are a melting pot of creative cultures all making epic things happen.”

Counterspace: A new way of practising architecture| Future Cape Town

“Architecture can be derived from anywhere; personal interests, behaviour of people, societal trends or the logic within science.”

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WATCH : Informal Settlement Upgrading with Empower Shack

The Empower Shack project is directed by Urban-Think Tank and the local NGO Ikhayalami in collaboration with the BT-Section community and associated local and international partners. The project aims to develop a comprehensive and sustainable informal settlement upgrading through addressing specific core components. There is an ongoing pilot phase is focused on a cluster of 68 houses within the BT-Section of Khayelitsha to be completed in 2017.

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Are our parks designed for crime? The case of Rhodes Park | FUTURE JOBURG

Public parks should be accessible to all citizens, but what is to be done when these spaces become unsafe? Kira Kemper reflects on these issues in the light of the tragic events at Rhodes Park, Johannesburg.