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Young Urbanists Film Night: Apartheid propaganda planning fims

On 15 April, Young Urbanists sat rapt in a beautiful setting (the Lower Cable Car Station) and watched four films that probably cannot be found anywhere online. Their cumulative impact was nearly winding. Two were propaganda reels for High Apartheid, presented in lurid Technicolor to the bombastic strains of a full orchestra.


A weekend conversation: Can Cape Town learn from Berlin?

Can Cape Town learn from Berlin? Mayra Hartmann, an engineer based in Berlin, joins Rashiq Fataar and Brett Petzer to chat about how two cities, both devastated by the architecture of division and separation can learn from one another.


The Openheid State: From closed to open society in Cape Town

In Cape Town, apartheid is set in stone and poured in concrete. Michelle Provoost investigates the origins of the apartheid city and how we might navigate towards an open city.

The Company's Garden (photo courtesy of the City of Cape Town)

Voices of the City: Charne Simpson

This week’s Voices of the City sees us learning more about Charne Simpson, a born and bred Cape Town creative.


Can Cape Town’s apartheid structure be undone?

How are Cape Town’s most urgent urban planning challenges being addressed by World Design Capital 2014?

Werdmuller Centre, Claremont, from railway station by Stewart Harris on Flickr.Does the Werdmuller C

Werdmuller Centre: the context, the people and the possibilities

Cape Town’s Werdmuller Centre, an iconic modernist building designed by renowned architect, urbanist and teacher, Roelof Uytenbogaardt, is under threat of demolition.


Why Cape Town needs more monuments

Are monuments economically viable? In other words, aside from the immense cultural (and scientific) value in protecting our collective history, do monuments attract a higher number of tourists to justify 1) their maintenance and 2) building more of them?

Credit: Tsai Design

Housing in Post-Apartheid South Africa: Challenge or Opportunity?

How can Government come to the table to drive new and sustainable change for all human settlements, and people. Vuyisa Qabaka explores the possibilities.