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2nd Cape Flats Aquifer Seminar : Water, Farming and the Future of the PHA | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Future Cape Town recently attended a workshop in the Philippi Horticultural Area (PHA) where we learned about its aquifer and the role its farmers play in providing food security for the City of Cape Town.

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From township to town : Why plans for Cape Town’s Metro South East could improve city life for millions | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

South African cities can no longer afford isolated and disengaged interventions. How will the investments in the Metro South East build a greater town to township link and improve city life for millions in Cape Town.

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The first 4 units at the Empower Shack project completed

Empower Shack is an interdisciplinary development project directed by U-TT and the local NGO Ikhayalami Development Services, in collaboration with the BT-Section community and associated local and international partners. The ongoing pilot phase is focused on a cluster of 68 houses within the BT-Section of Khayelitsha. Through innovative design and organizational models, the project aims to […]

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.

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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?

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Watch: Schools in the Cape Flats by Neuro Wolff at Venice Biennale 2010

After watching Heinrich Wolff’s presentation at Design Indaba 2012 about school architecture, I followed up on his the videos he mentioned that was made for the Venice Biennale 2010.

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Cape Town has ideas for the Cape Flats

What are some of the key ideas that could shape the future of the Cape Flats over the coming decades?

MyCiTi bus system heads to Cape Flats from 2014

The Metro South East (MSE) which includes Khayelitsha, Mitchell’s Plain and the broader Cape Flats area could be benefit from the expansion of the MyCiTi bus system from as early as 2014. The MSE which according to the City of Cape Town is responsible for the majority of total public transport activity in the metro […]