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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | How can architecture engage with gang-ridden neighbourhoods? Students work on Manenberg in Cape Town

How can architectural studios meant to develop students’ abilities offer a deeper understanding of how communities function and enlighten deeper aspirations for better living environments. Claire du Trevou reflects on an architectural studio that took place in Manenberg last year.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Photo Essay : Partially Nomad, the unseen African cities

Dave Robertson is a self-taught visual artist, born in Zimbabwe, based in Cape Town . His photographic work is primarily a form of social commentary.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | How we will be taking over parking bays for PARK(ing) Day 2015

Future Cape Town, Blok and Young Urbanists propose 4 differents interventions during September 18th PARK(ing) Day.

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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 | Why architects must do more to improve housing for the future city

From Cape Town to Caracas. An open public lecture, entitled Housing and Education the Future, bought together two inspiring architects to share their work in informal settlements and fragile contexts.

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Can markets make for a better future Cape Town?

In Cape Town, markets have grown in popularity in a very short time. From the days of the old car boot sale at Milnerton, to weekly food markets at municipal halls; we’ve now progressed to see a wide variety of different markets. But how can more markets bring Capetonians together as part of their everyday life, and is it something they wish to have?

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The Sharing Economy: A Conversation with Neal Gorenflo

As co-founder and publisher of the online magazine Shareable, Neal Gorenflo aims to bring the “sharing economy” into the mainstream. This model — also known as “collaborative consumption” — promotes efficient use of resources, environmental care and strong communities.

Open Streets: Call for volunteers

Open Streets needs volunteer marshals to help keep streets ‘open’ for the day!

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Are our streets made for walking?

For many people, the concept of ‘Walkability’ simply means how many shops, cafes, schools and other services are within walking distance of a particular location. While this is a really important part of a walkable neighbourhood there is a growing body of evidence that suggests that several other factors improve or reduce the walkability of a street or neighbourhood.