Sean Dayton questions a disturbing phenomenon in Cape Town: nowhere spaces designed to help serial killers get away with murder.
Future Cape Town, Blok and Young Urbanists propose 4 differents interventions during September 18th PARK(ing) Day.
TOD is a tool for combating urban sprawl. This would mean concentrating development of housing, businesses, and services around public transit stations. TOD also takes priority away from the personal automobile and allows us to walk and cycle in a connected city.
China’s dramatic increase in motorized vehicle use has greatly exceeded past predictions. Now, latest estimates suggest that, by 2050, as many as one billion vehicles (excluding electric bikes and rural vehicles) will be on the road in China. This is equivalent to the current total global vehicle population. Can China accommodate this number of vehicles? Will motorization surpass even this estimate?
By pure chance, I came across two films that show the rise and fall of the suburban American Dream. The first of the two, The City (1939), is propaganda-like. It sells the idea of the suburban city, what it calls “a new kind of city”. Around that time, when cities were industrial, dirty, overcrowded, and […]
If our streets and roads are designed as wide, multi-lane race tracks, who is really at fault for speeding and reckless driving?
Can the count of car-related businesses act as a barometer of the car dominated world that is Cape Town? Gareth Pearson explores the streets to find out more.
The BBC reports on the South American city with 180km of traffic jams, Sao Paulo.
Reducing our dependance on cars could be one of the biggest sustainability challenges, and one which COP17 is unlikely to find a solution to. But do we really need to give up cars to be sustainable? In our 10th article in a series of 17 Sustainable Ideas for COP17, Roger East of Green Futures looks […]
When we asked the Future Cape Town team to come up with ideas for the improvement of Harrington Square, we didn’t quite expect this. In hindsight, a car crushing and melting machine makes complete sense and would get rid of the cars. Quite important when aiming to create a public space. The melting of cars […]