A video interview series by Future Cape Town, shot in 2011, unpacking the concept of liveability under various themes including the definition of liveability, transport, events, densification, tourism and urban form.
Janette Sadik-Khan, the transportation commissioner of New York City, shares projects that have reshaped street life in the 5 boroughs, including pedestrian zones in Times Square, high-performance buses and a 6,000-cycle-strong bike share.
Osaka in Japan is in many ways the perfect cycle destination: it’s flat, well-signposted and chock full of interesting destinations to whizz around at high-speed. It’s also relatively cycle-friendly, something that will doubtless come as a bit of a culture shock to British and American tourists used to navigating roads stuffed with particularly homicidal drivers. Here are a few cycle-tour suggestions for those of you who, like me, prefer two wheels to four.
Why are so many uninhabited cities still being built in China? Dateline returns to update one of its most watched stories, China’s Ghost Cities, to find out.
29 finalist cities competing in 10 categories for the initial City Climate Leadership Awards, which provide global recognition for C40 Cities that are demonstrating climate action leadership.
“New York City is the greatest place on earth — but living here is a huge pain in the ass,” says filmmaker Casey Neistat in his short documentary. And what makes it oh-so-painful? The simple task of getting from Point A to Point B.
Bold Idea: Shahid Solomon presented on the Voortrekker Corridor Project, which seeks to engaged the public in a vision process to improve the economic attractiveness and residential conditions of the area around Voortrekker Road Corridor and the Bellville node. It is a bold idea because it requires considerable investor buy in and support from the community and plans to be one of Cape Town’s most extensive and imaginative public engagement processes ever.
Bold Idea: Tsai Design Studio presented on a number of bold design experiments, which use innovative ideas to serve practical purposes. They are bold in nature because they challenge existing design norms around sustainability.
[ August 13, 2013; 2:00 am; ]
Date: 25 August 2013
Time: 10am – 12pm
Venue: City Hall (Start and end)
On Sunday, 25 August, Future Cape Town will be hosting our 2nd walking tour entitled ‘Open City’.
Led by our Managing Director, Rashiq Fataar, the tour will explore the concept of an ‘Open City’ exploring the Cape Town CBD from a built environment perspective, stopping [...]