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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

Source: La Citta Vita/ flickr

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.

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Taking back the city: Guerrilla Gardening in London

Future London’s newest team member considers how Londoners can enact their right to the city through guerilla gardening.

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Using games to re-imagine Khayelitsha’s central business district

 “How can Khayelitsha develop its city centre?”

 Play Khayelitsha, a game developed to bring stakeholders together to re-imagine and re-think the central business district of Cape Town’s largest township, held test sessions during July 2014, to provide further clarity for the relevancy of the method in the Cape Town context.

 

The subject of focus for the Play the City workshop was the […]

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Can transport speak to development?

Here we recap eight of the main ideas of the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP) for transit-oriented development.

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Food, Flowers and Friendships

Exploring the opportunities and possibilities of collaborative community gardening in Washington D.C.

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WATCH: A Preview Tour of London’s Cheesegrater

A preview tour of one of the latest additions to London’s skyline- the Leadenhall Building, more commonly known as ‘The Chessegrater’.

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Crowded Earth: Where is everyone going to live?

60 million people every year are heading into the cities and the UN estimates the trend is going to continue until 85% of the whole population end up living in the cities. With the vast migration to urban spaces, the challlenge is creating cities that are space efficient and intergrated.

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