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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.

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Design competitions in 2015: From Chicago to Dakar

While Cape Town’s reign as World Design Capital has been passed on to Taipei, there is no reason to stop designing. From Chicago to Dakar, organisations and institutions are encouraging students and urbanists from around the world to tackle relevant and pressing issues.

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The Cities This Week: Edition 59

News and views from cities around the world this week.

'This will end tonight. Our forces will prevail,' said the Kenyan Disaster Operation Centre. Photograph: Jonathan Kalan/AP

The Cities This Week: Edition 34

News and views from cities around the world this week.

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The Cities This Week: Edition 10

News and views from cities around the world this week.

London Britannia Airport - Gensler, image by Vyonyx

The Cities this Week: Edition 4

News and views from cities around the world this past week.

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Future Smart Reads, 14 October 2012

Our favourite ideas and articles from around the world this week, including apps, reclaimed rail tracks, a stalled urban development boom, and a housing fund for the world’s poor.

AECOM and BIG, Pier + from BIG on Vimeo. How can we reconnect the waterfront to the spectacular Chic

AECOM and BIG, Pier + from BIG on Vimeo.
How can we reconnect the waterfront to the spectacular Chicago Skyline?
The Navy pier is one of the greatest living legacies of Daniel Burnham’s BIG Plans for a grand public waterfront. While the pier is widely used by the people it lacks physical and visual connections back to […]

AECOM and BIG, Pier + from BIG on Vimeo. How can we reconnect the waterfront to the spectacular Chic

AECOM and BIG, Pier + from BIG on Vimeo.
How can we reconnect the waterfront to the spectacular Chicago Skyline?
The Navy pier is one of the greatest living legacies of Daniel Burnham’s BIG Plans for a grand public waterfront. While the pier is widely used by the people it lacks physical and visual connections back to […]