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Watch: (Re)Shaping Colombia: The role of architecture, urbanism and design| FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Watch how two Colombian researchers embark on a journey of interrogating the role of architecture and urban design in different cities.

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The Cities This Week: Edition 49

News and views from cities around the world this week.

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How Public Spaces Revive Cities

The key to restoring life to our public places the chance to have fun, hang out with other folks, and enjoy the surroundings.

A student demonstrator waves a flag of Colombian National University during a protest against the government of President Juan Manuel Santos in Bogota August 29, 2013. REUTERS/John Vizcaino

The Cities This Week: Edition 31

News and views from cities around the world this week.

Lower Main Road Turned into a Playground

On 25 May 2013, between 13:00 to 17:00, Lower Main Road from Main Road in Observatory to Malta Road in Salt River was closed off to cars and opened to people to experience their street differently. The opening ceremony was completed by a group of children who signed their names on the street in chalk, endorsing the Open Streets Manifesto. This invites everyone to treat all who use our streets with respect; to actively create inclusive public streets and to find ways to bridge the social divides of our city.

A futuristic transport plan for Namibia’s capital aims to create a comprehensive, people-centred transportation system. Souce: Brian McMorrow via Wikimedia Commons.

The Cities This Week: Edition 14

News and views from cities around the world this week.

Located in the shantytown of Altos de Cazucá south of Bogotá, the “Cubierta Cazucá” is a 700-square-

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Located in the shantytown of Altos de Cazucá south of Bogotá, the “Cubierta Cazucá” is a 700-square-meter canopy suspended over a sports court-cum-public square. As Frameweb describes, the project is a field of […]

Mobility: The other side of BRT in Bogota

More than a decade after its inception, Bogotá’s pioneering TransMilenio BRT system carries 1.6 million passengers every weekday. Its many successes, such as reducing pollution, improving safety and reducing travel time for Bogotanos, may be familiar to regular readers of TheCityFix.  However, TransMilenio has not been a complete solution for public transportation in Bogotá. […]