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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | What is a street? 10 cities explored through street films

A series of short films developed as part of the launch of the Global Street Design Guide have us going back to the drawing board, exploring past projects, articles and thoughts around the very definition of a street.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Meet the best mayors in Africa

Who are the best leaders and governors in Africa?

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | From Accra to Cape Town: A conversation with urbanist Victoria Okoye

Rashiq Fataar speaks with Victoria Okoye, the creator of African Urbanism, on the themes that connect her home city Accra and Cape Town.

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WATCH: How African cities have grown over 200 years

Watch how some of Africa’s largest and most important cities have grown in the last 150 to 200 years in just over 30 seconds. Recognise anything interesting in how your city has grown?

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Considering African urban utopias

Satellite cities, ecovillages, and ‘lifestyle estates’ are examples of African urban experiments. The effects of these African city Utopias needs to be considered and questioned.

Accra, Lusaka and Luanda, the capital cities of Ghana, Zambia and Angola respectively, have been identified as the Sub-Saharan African cities that have the highest potential for growth over the next five years, according to the MasterCard African Cities Growth Index.

African cities with high growth potential unveiled

ACCRA, Ghana’s booming capital, was identified as having the highest growth potential of any city on the continent, according to the MasterCard African cities growth index, launched in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

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Living in the Informal City

A partnership between Next City and Forum for the Future, Informal City Dialogues tells the stories of six cities; Accra, Bangkok, Chennai, Lima, Manila and Nairobi, aiming to to find ways to build resilient and sustainable cities in areas beyond official planning and regulations.

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Cape Town rated Africa’s most liveable city

Cape Town is rated the most Livable City in Africa but the debate around the definition of Livability still goes on.