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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | How can architecture engage with gang-ridden neighbourhoods? Students work on Manenberg in Cape Town

How can architectural studios meant to develop students’ abilities offer a deeper understanding of how communities function and enlighten deeper aspirations for better living environments. Claire du Trevou reflects on an architectural studio that took place in Manenberg last year.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Planning the Cycling City

When one realises that a cycle lane barely wide enough for a car can move as many people as a four-lane highway – and in total silence – it is hard to think of sprawling, car-dependent societies as a utopia of personal freedoms. Brett Petzer shares his experiences and thoughts on planning the Cycling City.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Thinking about the future of Langa train station

Mixed-use development around train stations has the potential to improve safety and bring economic opportunities closer to people. But are we including informal traders? Catherine Luyt adds her thoughts to the Langa Station precinct.


FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Cooke vs Koolhaas: The inaugural Roelof Uytenbogaardt Memorial Lecture

A review of the inaugural Roelof Uytenbogaardt UDISA Memorial Lecture of Julian Cooke by Rebecca Looringh van Beeck.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Photo Essay : Partially Nomad, the unseen African cities

Dave Robertson is a self-taught visual artist, born in Zimbabwe, based in Cape Town . His photographic work is primarily a form of social commentary.

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From the desk of Future Cape Town: Why we need a weekend getaway

Rashiq Fataar walks the streets of Durban’s CBD and cherishes the break in routine to inspire new questions and ideas about our cities.

cape town-150902. On Sunday 4th October 2015, the first ever Open Streets Bellville will take place. The focus will be on Kruskal Street, which will be turned into a pedestrian zone. The event aims to strengthen community ties by bringing the people of Bellville out to meet each other in a space usually used by cars. The top end of the street where its meets Voortrekker Rd in the foreground.  
Picture: JASON BOUD .reporter: Jan Cronje.

FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Reimagining the streets of Bellville with Open Streets

Join Open Streets Bellville on Sunday 4th October 2015.


FUTURE CAPE TOWN | How Phillipi Village could become a model for inclusive township regeneration

Claire du Trevou explores the new Phillipi Village development and wonders what inclusive urban regeneration means.

The architectural potential of plastic waste showcased through the night lighting of the installation.

FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Can plastic waste be the answer to low-cost housing?

Building with plastic waste: a public art installation in Cape Town

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | 3 ideas to expand the South African National Art Gallery in Cape Town

Young architects at the University of Cape Town present design concepts for expansion of the South African National Gallery in Cape Town.