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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

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.

Source: Trey Ratcliff/ flickr

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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