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Voices Of The City: Ladipo Eso | FUTURE LAGOS

“Emotions run high in Lagos and you are always driven to feel angry, or frustrated, but it takes a lot of personal effort to channel that into some kind of creativity.”
This week we meet with Ladipo Eso, the Lagos-based rapper who channels his experiences of the city into creative vignettes and wordplay.

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Serious games

Real-life development through serious gaming

 
Marcus Vlaar, creative director of Ranj Serious Games, wrapped up our Serious Games session. He explained that the use of gaming is in one’s ability to arrive at new solutions (but also to reveal new problems) that one may not have arrived at from more traditional methods of thinking. The objective of serious games is […]

The mural lights up every time a new streetlight is erected. Photo by @makhulu

Bridging communities through design

“Another Light Up” brings awareness of this issue to the CBD, while providing citizens with the opportunity to help. A multi-story piece entitled “The Harvest,” was erected in District Six next to De Waal Drive; Faith47 designed and painted the mural, and ThingKing installed an intricate lighting system on top of the mural’s image.

publicdesignfestival: Formula for living (linear composition) by Simon & Tom Bloor for Cotham Sc

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Formula for living (linear composition) by Simon & Tom Bloor for Cotham School in Bristol (UK).

Matthew Yglesias (via lifeonfoot)

Progressives and urbanists need to move beyond their romance with central planning and get over their distaste for business and developers. Conservatives need to take their own ideas about economics more seriously and stop seeing all proposals for change through a lens of paranoia and resentment. Lastly, politicians of both parties who like to complain […]

irishboyinlondon: Good: Can a Font Help a City Make a Comeback? Around the world, only a few hundred

irishboyinlondon: Good: Can a Font Help a City Make a Comeback? Around the world, only a few hundred

Housing in the 2050 City: An interview with Tsai Design

“Design must go up, dense and compact”, is an approach that is often hailed as the solution for informal settlement upgrading. It is a model followed by most American Housing Projects. These popularly known “Projects” are now infamous for a number socio-economic problems, including crime, violence, gang-related activity, and dis-enfranchisement. Considering, similar models are being […]

Cities and Tall Buildings: 5 views rethinking the challenges and opportunities

Tall Buildings Week consists a series of articles, and media, focused on the draft Tall Buildings Policy put forward by the City of Cape Town, which will “provide guidance during the early phases of the design and planning process for tall buildings in Cape Town”. The draft policy is available for perusal from 1 March […]

Cities Feature: Urban Identity – How you shape your city and how your city shapes you.

We hosted our third #citytalk tweetchat on Wednesday with Philips Livable Cities and the discussion was as interesting as it was fast-paced – VERY. The topic under discussion was centred around the identities of citizens and cities and how these two relate (Read the full Preview) The resulting conversations were fascinating (and kudos to @harry_verhaar – Philips’ […]

Tall Buildings Week: 3 Skyscraper ideas that could change the world – eVolo

Tall Buildings Week consists a series of articles and blog posts focused on the draft Tall Buildings Policy put forward by the City of Cape Town, which will “provide guidance during the early phases of the design and planning process for tall buildings in Cape Town”. The draft policy is available for perusal from 1 […]