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How to Improve Public Participation in the Planning of Cities : Inclusion of marginalised people in waste management

Do public participation and planning processes really include all people? Adam van Heerden studied informal waste-collectors or “skarrelers” as part of his award-winning Masters of City and Regional Planning thesis.

The city vision for Philippi : Where does informality fit in?

A much needed city vision is being created for Philippi in the Cape Town area. Claire du Trevou questions how informality will be included in this new approach.

The future of the Athlone Power Station site

The World Bank will help the City of Cape Town work on a development strategy for the Athlone Power Station site to create a mixed-use area.

Young people building a new vision for Port Elizabeth : Young Urbanists meet in Nelson Mandela Bay

On September, Port Elizabeth had the opening of a new Young Urbanists chapter

Voices of the City : Lindsey Appolis | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

This week Future Cape Town speaks with Lindsey Appolis, a photographer based in Cape Town.

Why Is Collaboration Not Working In Cities? Lecture by Adam Beck | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

A review of the lecture by Adam Beck on driving collaboration to achieve Urban Regeneration.

Voices of the City : Allison Swank | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

This week Future Cape Town speaks with Allison Swank who worked for OkayAfrica and produced the film : The People versus the Rainbow Nation.

Voices of the city : Andrew Turpin | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

In this week’s voices of the city, we hear from local young architect Andrew Turpin.

Watch: NEXT AFRICA, conditions of urbanity, history and identity in Africa | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

A fascinating montage of commentary on the issues of urbanity, history and identity in Africa commissioned by the International Architectural Biennale Rotterdam (IABR-2016- The Next Economy).

10 reasons Cape Town’s new city “Wescape” would be a disaster | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Professor Vanessa Watson of the UCT City and Regional Planning programme shares 10 reasons why the Wescape development would be a complete disaster for Cape Town.