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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Ideas for the future of Paarden Eiland

Future Cape Town asks Twitter how the industrial neighbourhood of Paarden Eiland can reinvent itself to contribute to the future of the city.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Our cities as spaces for celebration and ceremony

Photojournalist Ashraf Hendricks captures Cape Town in the midst of celebration and ceremony. His fantastical snaps presents the real city, in an almost imaginary fashion.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Q&A with Infecting the City curator, Jay Pather

[ March 9, 2015 6:00 am to March 14, 2015 8:00 pm. ] Rashiq Fataar has a chat with the Infecting The City curator, Jay Pather about this year’s event and the lessons thus far.

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FUTURE JOHANNESBURG | Iconic pavilion for Johannesburg

Zahira Asmal, the director of DESIGNING_SOUTHAFRICA has announced the construction of an urban pavilion to be designed by world-renowned architect David Adjaye OBE.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | The future of the Newlands pool: What is the real question?

With the Newlands pool back in the news, Rashiq Fataar wonders whether we are missing the real question, in tackling the challenge of sports facilities in Cape Town.

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Design competitions in 2015: From Chicago to Dakar

While Cape Town’s reign as World Design Capital has been passed on to Taipei, there is no reason to stop designing. From Chicago to Dakar, organisations and institutions are encouraging students and urbanists from around the world to tackle relevant and pressing issues.

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FUTURE LONDON | London’s Garden Bridge : Backing and Backlash

We round up some of the best writing on London’s proposed ‘garden bridge’ project in light of last night’s planning approval decision at Westminster.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | “Open House” wins Long Street public art competition

The artwork, entitled Open House, has been announced as the winning concept in the Western Cape Government Public Art Competition

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FUTURE LONDON | In Defence of Public Space

Are we designing our living spaces to be become perfect private spaces, and how should we encourage people to move outdoors and share?

Thames Bath proposal by Studio Octopi. Source: Studio Octopi

FUTURE LONDON |World Cities Day: London’s best idea?

How to bring swimming back to the River Thames: a look at London’s pitch for World Cities Day.