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Christo and Jeanne-Claude 
The Gates, Central Park, New York City, 2005 
Photo: Wolfgang Volz

Art in Urban Spaces: Our next #CityTalk

[ March 19, 2014; 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ] It is well known that cities are ripe spaces for public art. By utilizing buildings, parks, and other city features as their canvases, artists are given the advantage of constant visibility and interaction with passersby. But what can public art do for a city that art housed by private institutions can not?


Are cities the next big thing or just a fad?

[ February 19, 2014; 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ] Are cities being over discussed and just the latest fad? Join #CityTalk as we discuss whether the spotlight on cities will make way for another trendy topic in the future.


Cities embracing nature

From Paris to Cape Town, Montreal to Singapore, here are some cities embracing nature through their project.


Fixing Transport: Our next #CityTalk

Join our next #CityTalk as we discuss ways in which our cities can fix transport to ensure a more liveable and sustainable future for all of its citizens.


Failed Cities: Our next #CityTalk

We all hope for the success of our cities, but failed cities are nothing new. Join us for the next #citytalk as we discuss failed cities and the lessons that can be learned from a handful of examples.


Who are we designing better cities for?

Every third Wednesday of the month This Big City and Future Cape Town host our #citytalk tweetchat. These discussions are always based around a theme related to sustainable cities, with last week’s chat asking how can we design better cities?


9 ideas for making public transport more fun

Our most recent #CityTalk tweetchat with special guest Brett Herron of the City of Cape Town provided us with a bunch of cool and constructive ideas for helping cities and citizens move. Here are your ideas for making public transport more fun!


Children draw their visions for Future Cities

What do children see in their future cities? Grade 5 pupils at a Primary School in Pretoria share their ideas.

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Building socially sustainable communities for the future

[ September 27, 2012; 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] If sustainability was a family, social sustainability would be the black sheep. Environmental and economic sustainability are both enormous concepts with many different contributing elements, but social sustainability trumps them both with its complexity, subjectivity, and difficult-to-put-your-finger-on-it…ity.

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8 ideas about the future of The Digital City

Our favourite moments and ideas from our latest #CityTalk on The Digital City