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EVENT : The Future of Public Space I : African cities and public spaces

Future Cape Town, and the Urban Design Institute of South Africa (UDISA) present the event series ‘The future of public space’. On Monday, 04 April, the first series will be held at 71 Hout st and will address the topic of the Future of Public Space through presentations, short films, and a panel discussion.

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Africa in 2015: The fastest, tallest, largest and newest

The tallest, newest, largest and fastest developments in Africa in 2015. Here are some to keep an eye on.

'This will end tonight. Our forces will prevail,' said the Kenyan Disaster Operation Centre. Photograph: Jonathan Kalan/AP

The Cities This Week: Edition 34

News and views from cities around the world this week.

London Britannia Airport - Gensler, image by Vyonyx

The Cities this Week: Edition 4

News and views from cities around the world this past week.

Part 2: Addis Ababa – Losing Merkato. The threat of modern development. #firethebox

In response to our initial post about the Merkato Market yesterday, the following story was shared with us via a comment at our site. Essentially the culture, way of life and authenticity of Addis Ababa is being threatened by something we often hail i.e. modern development. This thesis considers the other side of development, where […]

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Rethinking the Mall? Going up? #FireTheBox

We should make it clear at the outset that we are not a fan of giant shopping malls. At least not in their current form, and with their current symbolism as a product of urban sprawl. As cities, like Cape Town continue to face the challenges of limited and expensive land, should we rethink the […]