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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Will ideas competition improve informal trading conditions?

The City of Cape Town has launched a global ideas competition to improve the conditions and opportunities for the informal trading sector in Cape Town.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | The future of the Newlands pool: What is the real question?

With the Newlands pool back in the news, Rashiq Fataar wonders whether we are missing the real question, in tackling the challenge of sports facilities in Cape Town.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | When young urbanists took over our Instagram

We look back at the most popular and thought-provoking photography from our #CityTakeover campaign on Instagram which kicked off in December 2014.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | “Open House” wins Long Street public art competition

The artwork, entitled Open House, has been announced as the winning concept in the Western Cape Government Public Art Competition

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | 16 finalists for R1 million public art competition

16 finalists have been shortlisted in the R1 million public art competition launched by the Western Cape Government earlier this year, the chosen installation will be built on the newly established plaza, corner of Dorp and Long streets, within the WCG precinct.

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Using games to re-imagine Khayelitsha’s central business district

 “How can Khayelitsha develop its city centre?”

 Play Khayelitsha, a game developed to bring stakeholders together to re-imagine and re-think the central business district of Cape Town’s largest township, held test sessions during July 2014, to provide further clarity for the relevancy of the method in the Cape Town context.

 

The subject of focus for the Play the City workshop was the […]

Informal street traders at the Wynberg taxi rank in Cape Town. 
Credit: worldbank at flickr.com.

FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Why informal traders should matter to a global city

Many occupations in the informal economy are not only important in their contribution to the GDP but also in their potential to build meaningful livelihoods that can shape the well-being of locals and cities alike. In the last part of the series, Sharyn Sassen explores the significance of informal economy occupations in creating better future cities.

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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.

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Voices of the City: Caryn Gootkin

This week, we hear from Cape Town resident, Caryn Gootkin. Gootkin read law at Trinity Hall College, Cambridge and later became an attorney. Gootkin left the legal profession in 2009 and now works as a writer and copy-editor. She writes a regular column for The Media Online and serves on the board of directors of The Big Issue South Africa.

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Can markets make for a better future Cape Town?

In Cape Town, markets have grown in popularity in a very short time. From the days of the old car boot sale at Milnerton, to weekly food markets at municipal halls; we’ve now progressed to see a wide variety of different markets. But how can more markets bring Capetonians together as part of their everyday life, and is it something they wish to have?

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