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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Planning the Cycling City

When one realises that a cycle lane barely wide enough for a car can move as many people as a four-lane highway – and in total silence – it is hard to think of sprawling, car-dependent societies as a utopia of personal freedoms. Brett Petzer shares his experiences and thoughts on planning the Cycling City.

Maitland Station

FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Transforming Maitland train station as part of densifying Cape Town

How can ‘Dense City’ become a tool for an inclusive and sustainable Cape Town? Brittany Morris interview Ali Saad, principal architect on the Maitland Station Density Syndicate team.

Being an architect

FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Designing public space in the information age: Interview with Marco Lampugnani

Marco Lampugnani discusses with us the challenges of design for urban commons

View of Tegucigalpa during sunset on January 16, 2015.      AFP PHOTO/Orlando SIERRA

FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Paul Romer: The world’s first charter city?

Paul Romer who is a new-growth economist unveiled an idea for a ‘charter city’ at TED2011.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | What does the future hold for the iconic wetland, Princess Vlei?

The decision of building a mall on Princess Vlei was overturn a year ago by the City of Cape Town. This article aims to find out what happened since then and what the future hold for this iconic wetland.


FUTURE CAPE TOWN |China designs the world’s first hydrogen tram

China has unveiled the world’s first hydrogen fueled tram.

Francesca Perry

FUTURE LONDON | Voices of the City: Francesca Perry

Our voice of the city this week is Francesca Perry- editor, writer and young urbanist based in London.


Africa in 2015: The fastest, tallest, largest and newest

The tallest, newest, largest and fastest developments in Africa in 2015. Here are some to keep an eye on.

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FUTURE JOBURG | Jozi’s jumble of buildings defines an African city

The City of Gold’s ever-evolving architecture symbolises the values of a society in flux, according to Mxolisi Makhubo, an architect in Johannesburg.

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Crowded Earth: Where is everyone going to live?

60 million people every year are heading into the cities and the UN estimates the trend is going to continue until 85% of the whole population end up living in the cities. With the vast migration to urban spaces, the challlenge is creating cities that are space efficient and intergrated.