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Voices of the City Andrew Turpin

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.

Athlone Power Station View

World Bank and City Cape Town collaborate on 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.

NEXT AFRICA AIBR Video

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).

Wescape-walkway

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.

Creating rules for great cities : Will UN Habitat III bind cities to take action | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Habitat III will introduce a document called the New Urban Agenda that’ll effectively guide the future of urbanisation policy for all UN member states. Cris Robertson explores this agenda revealing that although its content bay be groundbreaking, it is not legally binding. Begging one to question how much action will governments take if there are no consequences if they don’t.

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Voices of the city: Johnny Miller | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

This week we meet Cape Town photographer Johnny Miller, who has a keen sense of observing the world around him, and in his own words, isn’t afraid of much.

Traffic at a roundabout in on Lagos Island

FUTURE LAGOS | Towards adaptive traffic management solutions for Lagos

 
“Lagos could do with an adaptive traffic control system, as its traffic wardens and signal infrastructure are over-burdened by congestion and rush-hour travel.” 

Rush hour traffic on Ikorodu Road, Lagos

Road traffic management is an important point of discussion in many cities around the world. We investigate global developments in congestion reduction and makes suggestions on how some […]

City of Cape Town invites tenders for 80 tuk-tuk licences

Image Credit: Jason D’ Great via Flickr.com

The tender for the provision of tuk-tuk public transport services was issued on Friday 15 April 2016 by Transport for Cape Town, the City’s transport authority.
‘We want to use this tender process to appoint public transport operators who will operate 80 tuk-tuk vehicles across eight areas in Cape Town […]

Tahrir Square, Cairo - Image: Shawn Baldwin ShawnBaldwin.com

EVENT | The future of public space II : Design by Activism

The second event in the series ‘The future of public space’ will consider the role and impact of activism in the shaping the future of public spaces in South Africa and the potential for sustainable, long-term, systemic change.

The city council’s mayoral committee has adopted a new, long-term spatial and transport plan aimed at overcoming apartheid spatial inequality, the high cost of public transport.

New Cape Town transit plan unveiled

The city council’s mayoral committee has adopted a new, long-term spatial and transport plan aimed at making the city more compact, denser and concentrated around efficient and affordable public transport.