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FUTURE JOHANNESBURG | Interview with Tariq Toffa

Future Cape Town speaks with Tariq Toffa, South African architect and lecturer in the architecture department at the University of Johannesburg , about main the challenges for urban planning in South Africa and his current projects in 2015 .

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | PRASA upgrades the old apartheid concourse at Cape Town station

The upgraded Parade Concourse at Cape Town Station was recently unveiled.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | How to Make an Attractive City

The founder of London’s The School of Life Alain de Botton presents a manifesto that explains how to make attractive cities in 6 fundamental rules.

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Serious Games for urban planning

Part II of our gaming workshop looks at how serious games can be used to conceptualise urban planning without consequences. Take a look at one innovative company, Tygron, and their simulation models used to bring planners, developers, and the government together.

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Considering African urban utopias

Satellite cities, ecovillages, and ‘lifestyle estates’ are examples of African urban experiments. The effects of these African city Utopias needs to be considered and questioned.

Cape Town's first little Parklet. This one's based on Bree Street. This one will soon be joined by ones popping up in The Fringe District, Campsbay and as far as Houtbay.

Future Smart Reads, 16 Sep 2012

Since we missed last Sunday’s Future Smart Reads, this one is nice and long. Links from Creative Week Cape Town, Cape Town’s first Parklet and a beautiful video on oil/petrol.

Tall Buildings Week: The impact of Cape Town’s status quo on our future

by Andres de Wet
Part 1: The impact of the status-quo on Cape Town
The Status Quo in Cape Town
• There is a general aversion to taller buildings by the general public.• There is a general psychology amongst Capetonians that new equals heritage destruction.• There is a general possessiveness of “views of the mountain or sea.”• We […]