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Architecture for the future : 5 inspiring architects and buildings | Future Cape Town

Our team reflects on Architizer’s “10 Firms to Watch in 2016” and discuss how the ideas projected by 5 of these firms could provide us with a glimpse into the role of architecture in the future. As well as what these ideas could mean for future South African cities.

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WATCH: Master in Design Studies- Urbanism, Landscape, Ecology.

Over the past decade, longstanding disciplinary divides between the urban and the ecological have given way to more fluid, polyvalent and potentially more productive relations. The challenges of the built environment have rarely, at any time, corresponded to traditional disciplinary or professional boundaries.

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How the Dutch got their cycle paths

Road building traditions go back a long way and they are influenced by many factors. But the way Dutch streets and roads are built today is largely the result of deliberate political decisions in the 1970s to turn away from the car centric policies of the prosperous post-war era. Changed ideas about mobility, safer and more livable cities, and about the environment, led to a new type of streets in the Netherlands.

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6 ideas for business to tackle sustainability

What role can businesses play in creating a more sustainable society? Our recent #CityTalk discussion with Justin Smith, Head of Woolworths Good Business Journey, along with your ideas, helped us come up with these 6 ideas for business to play a sustainable role in society.

Tall Buildings Week: 3 Skyscraper ideas that could change the world – eVolo

Tall Buildings Week consists a series of articles and blog posts focused on the draft Tall Buildings Policy put forward by the City of Cape Town, which will “provide guidance during the early phases of the design and planning process for tall buildings in Cape Town”. The draft policy is available for perusal from 1 […]