Services

The Our Future Cities network brings together specialists passionate about our cities – from planners to anthropologists, actuaries to designers and researchers. We work in South Africa, Africa and globally to lead, co-create, support and deliver projects which align with our goals of more visionary and equitable cities.

To work with us, get in touch with our Director : rfataar@futurecapetown.com

RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS
CONSULTING AND ADVISORY SERVICES

COMMUNITY, GOVERNMENT AND CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT
ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES, LECTURES AND TOURS
VISION AND STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT
DESIGN COMPETITIONS AND PROCUREMENT
COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA PARTNERSHIPS
CONTENT CURATION AND PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENT


RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS

We offer in-depth and creative research and analysis services to study challenges and trends across a wide range of urban-related fields, including public spaces, housing and mobility. We deliver recommendations which serve both short and longer term visions for a project, offering insights and new directions for clients to pursue.

Examples : Research studies and reports on specific urban development or regeneration projects,  Policy analysis and best practice case studies, Feasibility and viability studies, Economic analysis 

Recent Projects : Florida Road Durban, Century City Square, Voortrekker Road Corridor Investment Trends, Church Square, Lagos Public Space Study


CONSULTING AND ADVISORY SERVICES

We offer consulting and advisory services to organisations and projects. With the complexities that exist in city-making, policies, communities and urban development as a whole, navigating and acting strategically requires foresight and guidance. We advise on policy and governance issues, urban development projects at all stages, as well as how to navigate relationships between the public sector, private sectors and communities.

Examples : Consultation on project specific questions and challenges, Offering insights into urban challenges and opportunities, Advising on policy, governance, and “workings” of cities, communities, and spaces

Recent Projects : Various clients in the public and private sector

COMMUNITY ,GOVERNMENT AND CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT

We design and implement engagement strategies with communities, government entities, businesses and the public. We aim to encourage democratic processes around urban development and planning through constructive public participation, good working relationships with government agencies and officials, and creating an aware business sector. We encourage and convene productive dialogue and debate about key urban issues and opportunities.

Examples : Public consultation processes and government engagement, Engagement and building networks amongst focus groups e.g. young professionals, Conducting surveys, gathering opinions and insights

Recent Projects : 80:20 Inclusionary Housing Model, Battery Park, Transport Project Office, Thornhill Park, Young Urbanists#CityTalk, Your City Idea, Future of Public Space

ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES, LECTURES AND TOURS

We design education and knowledge programmes on urbanism and related topics for tertiary institutions, government agencies, and businesses. We use our extensive networks and insights into cities to present lectures, conduct tours, and develop syllabi with the aim of deepening our clients’ understanding of urbanism.

Examples :Curating and developing knowledge programmes and syllabi for universities, business groups, professional associations, Presenting lectures and Hosting walking tours and site visits 

Recent Projects : Northeastern University ‘Right to the City’, University of Botswana, Strelka Institute, FNF Foundation, CIEE and lectures presented at conferences Paris, Barcelona, New York, Casablanca, Toronto, Kuala Lumpur, Bogota and others.

VISION AND STRATEGY PROCESSES

We facilitate the development of visions and strategies for projects ranging from masterplanning, to property development, to public space regeneration. We go beyond providing the vision and deliver specific steps towards executing actionable strategic and tactical interventions.

Examples : City and community visioning process, Vision and strategy development for new housing projects, public spaces and mobility projects

Recent Projects : CITYLIFT Foreshore Freeway Project Cape Town, Bellville CBD, Rivertown Precinct Development,

DESIGN COMPETITIONS, WORKSHOPS AND CURATION

We manage the entire process for design, planning and ideas competitions for public and private sector projects. We oversee competition conditions, manage entrants, compile submission requirements, select juries, and prepare final evaluation reports. We coordinate clear communication throughout the entire competition process.

Examples : Closed or open competitive processes to procure architects, planners or other professional services, Design and planning competitions 

Recent Projects : Rivertown Precinct Durban, Sea Point Library Square, Industrial Precinct Redevelopment, Regent Road Parklet, Blade Bicycle Parking

COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA PARTNERSHIPS

We use our digital platforms and extensive reach in urbanism and sustainability to partner with events and campaigns which align with our vision.

Examples : Website and social media campaigns, Conference partnerships, , Advocacy campaigns

Recent Projects : Various Future Cape Town website collaborations, AZA Architecture Conference, 80:20 Series

CURATION AND CREATIVE EVENTS, STUDIOS AND LABS

We curate content and develop programmes for clients and events by leveraging our networks and knowledge urbanism and sustainability. We have experience in bringing together top academics, renowned architects, and civic officials in curating events from lecture series to design festivals to multimedia presentation spaces.

Examples : Conference/Symposium curation, Exhibition content and direction

Recent Projects : #cocreateDESIGN Festival -2018, Constructing Future Cities, Department of Design, Media 24 Design Competition, Design Africa Symposium, Future Foreshore

To work with us, get in touch with our Director : rfataar@futurecapetown.com