If children are the future, we seem to be very short-sighted when it comes to urban design. Very little, if any at all, of the current discourse on the type of cities we should be building in a democratic South Africa truly considers whether these cities will be child friendly. So how do we include children into the fabric of the city?
Future Cape Town was party to a packed meeting hosted by the African Centre for Cities (ACC) at the Cape Institute for Architecture (CIA) on Wednesday night at which Wescape’s defenders were able to take questions from professionals of the built environment.
[ May 17, 2013; 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] After another satisfactory run at Cape Town International Airport, the bright yellow ballot box will return to the CBD area where citizens can come and take a minute or two of their time to vote on two urban issues. On Friday 17 May, members of the public can make their way to Church Square ,situated at Spin Street and Parliament Street between 9am and 3pm .
The second edition of the Index of Bicycle Friendly Cities is out: Steven Bland takes a look to see who the movers and the shakers are in the global cities bicycle race, and what Cape Town can learn from the index.
Road building traditions go back a long way and they are influenced by many factors. But the way Dutch streets and roads are built today is largely the result of deliberate political decisions in the 1970s to turn away from the car centric policies of the prosperous post-war era. Changed ideas about mobility, safer and more livable cities, and about the environment, led to a new type of streets in the Netherlands.
In Photos: Green Point Athletics Stadium with its blue track is almost complete.
How can daily random acts of kindness shift the culture and respect on South Africa’s streets?
[ May 3, 2013; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] What makes a street design more sustainable? It’s time for our next #CityTalk with This Big City and Re:THINK