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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | What does the future hold for the iconic wetland, Princess Vlei?

The decision of building a mall on Princess Vlei was overturn a year ago by the City of Cape Town. This article aims to find out what happened since then and what the future hold for this iconic wetland.

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FUTURE JOHANNESBURG | Interview with Tariq Toffa

Future Cape Town speaks with Tariq Toffa, South African architect and lecturer in the architecture department at the University of Johannesburg , about main the challenges for urban planning in South Africa and his current projects in 2015 .

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Can a game help plan the future of a township?

A group of local stakeholders in Cape Town, aim for collaborative solutions by engaging with design of the Khayelitsha Business District, using a game called Play Khayelitsha.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | How a building can communicate the spatial and social violence in South Africa

A young architect confronts the social and spatial inequality that still plagues the city by proposing an evocative experience through design of the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Photo Essay: Why city street level matters

Freelance street photographer David van der Want observes the streets of Cape Town and communicates something about the places and spaces people use.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | The future of Woodstock: A review of the Change by Design workshop

Claire du Trevou reports from the ‘Change by design’ workshop hosted by Architects Sans Frontiers UK and Development Action Group (DAG), which put the regeneration of Woodstock under the microscope.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | WATCH : How to reimagine the streets of the future

In this funny and thought-provoking talk, Janette Sadik-Khan, transportation commissioner of New York City, shares projects that have reshaped street life in the 5 boroughs, including pedestrian zones in Times Square, high-performance buses and a 6,000-cycle-strong bike share. Her mantra: Do bold experiments that are cheap to try out.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Why all cities should have a Department of Food

Swathes of US society are affected by a key oversight in planning, the lack of a local food policy. Low-income households especially face the harsh consequences of scant access to sustainable, healthy food. Should we have a Department of Food?

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Ideas for Cape Town’s communities: From Amsterdam to Cape Town

Architecture students from Amsterdam visited Cape Town under supervision of two lecturers (Jeroen Mensink and Gert Breugem). The students identified a spatial challenge in the Cape Town metropolitan region and came up with a proposals for tackling these problems.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | How to Make an Attractive City

The founder of London’s The School of Life Alain de Botton presents a manifesto that explains how to make attractive cities in 6 fundamental rules.