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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.

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FUTURE LONDON | Lighting our Cities: more than meets the eye

Future London speaks to the founders and participants of a new project in London aiming to better understand the role of lighting in our cities and to encourage more collaborative public lighting design strategies.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN l The day that Langa opened her streets

Thousands of residents across Cape Town recently flocked to Langa to walk its storied streets. Crime fears were allayed as visitors from the city’s more affluent suburbs walked the streets in safety. They form part of the Open Streets movement that fosters diverse community interaction in urban areas, designating the street as a positive social space.

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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.