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cape town-150902. On Sunday 4th October 2015, the first ever Open Streets Bellville will take place. The focus will be on Kruskal Street, which will be turned into a pedestrian zone. The event aims to strengthen community ties by bringing the people of Bellville out to meet each other in a space usually used by cars. The top end of the street where its meets Voortrekker Rd in the foreground.  
Picture: JASON BOUD .reporter: Jan Cronje.

FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Reimagining the streets of Bellville with Open Streets

Join Open Streets Bellville on Sunday 4th October 2015.

Parking Day

FUTURE CAPE TOWN | How to turn a parking bay into a public space?

This year on Friday 18 September, Future Cape Town, along with its partners Blok, Young Urbanists and Future Lagos, decided to use this opportunity in Cape Town and Lagos to challenge the current mindset that parking bays are only meant for cars.


FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Photo Essay: How Warren Papier captures what you are missing

Architect and documentary photograph Warren Papier documents youth culture, street culture and minority movements.


FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Voices of the city: Zahira Asmal

Our voice of the city this week is the managing director of The City and the founder of DESIGNING_SOUTHAFRICA, Zahira Asmal.


FUTURE CAPE TOWN | How we will be taking over parking bays for PARK(ing) Day 2015

Future Cape Town, Blok and Young Urbanists propose 4 differents interventions during September 18th PARK(ing) Day.

Rendering of a Neighborhood Hotspot

FUTURE LAGOS | Part 1: How to live and work with water in the future city

Unearthing some guiding principles that will promote a sufficient and respectful engagement of people living with water in the Lagos context.

The architectural potential of plastic waste showcased through the night lighting of the installation.

FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Can plastic waste be the answer to low-cost housing?

Building with plastic waste: a public art installation in Cape Town

Jaco Forrer 003

FUTURE CAPE TOWN | 3 ideas to expand the South African National Art Gallery in Cape Town

Young architects at the University of Cape Town present design concepts for expansion of the South African National Gallery in Cape Town.

Darren Blair

FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Voices of the City: Darren Blair

Our voice of the city this week is a passionate about Cape Town, traveling & commuter cycling through the city who currently works as the Sales and Client Service Manager for Blok, Darren Blair.


FUTURE CAPE TOWN | 5 South African architecture firm entries for the Guggenheim Helsinki

We take a look at some of the proposals by South African architecture firms for the proposed Guggenheim museum in Helsinki.