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Creating rules for great cities : Will UN Habitat III bind cities to take action | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Habitat III will introduce a document called the New Urban Agenda that’ll effectively guide the future of urbanisation policy for all UN member states. Cris Robertson explores this agenda revealing that although its content bay be groundbreaking, it is not legally binding. Begging one to question how much action will governments take if there are no consequences if they don’t.

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Why activism matters when designing public space | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

On May 4th, Future Cape Town and the Urban Design Institute of South Africa, platformed an event to discuss the future of public spaces and the vital role which activism plays to drive it forward.

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Co-creating the future of housing in South Africa : An event review | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

On the 16th of March 2016, Future Cape Town in partnership with Urban – Think Tank, DesingSpaceAfrica and dhk Architects and Urban Designers hosted a Forum on Housing in South Africa on the top floor of the Media 24 building in Cape Town. Here are our impressions in a nutshell:

City of Cape Town invites tenders for 80 tuk-tuk licences

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The tender for the provision of tuk-tuk public transport services was issued on Friday 15 April 2016 by Transport for Cape Town, the City’s transport authority.
‘We want to use this tender process to appoint public transport operators who will operate 80 tuk-tuk vehicles across eight areas in Cape Town […]

The city council’s mayoral committee has adopted a new, long-term spatial and transport plan aimed at overcoming apartheid spatial inequality, the high cost of public transport.

New Cape Town transit plan unveiled

The city council’s mayoral committee has adopted a new, long-term spatial and transport plan aimed at making the city more compact, denser and concentrated around efficient and affordable public transport.

In March 2016 the Western Cape government launched the first 50 of 384 planned public access Wi-Fi hotspots.

Western Cape government launches public access wifi-hotspots

On 16 March 2016 the Western Cape government, in partnership with Neotel, launched the first 50 of 384 planned public access Wi-Fi hotspots.

Making Urbanism Work for Africa

WATCH : Making Urbanism Work for Africa

Africa’s urban population is set to double within the next 25 years. Cities’ populations are growing while the urban landscape is sprawling and manufacturing markets are not keep up to the employment supply. But there is opportunity to learn.

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Architecture for the future : 5 inspiring architects and buildings | Future Cape Town

Our team reflects on Architizer’s “10 Firms to Watch in 2016” and discuss how the ideas projected by 5 of these firms could provide us with a glimpse into the role of architecture in the future. As well as what these ideas could mean for future South African cities.

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Voices of the city: Thozama Mputa | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

This weeks voice of the city is Thozama Mputa, a visual artist who explores a variety of techniques in her visual arts pieces, specifically experimenting with these in her portraiture.

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Are our parks designed for crime? The case of Rhodes Park | FUTURE JOBURG

Public parks should be accessible to all citizens, but what is to be done when these spaces become unsafe? Kira Kemper reflects on these issues in the light of the tragic events at Rhodes Park, Johannesburg.