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.
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.
Future Cape Town, Blok and Young Urbanists propose 4 differents interventions during September 18th PARK(ing) Day.
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?
In Bowling Alone, Robert Putnam argued that urbanisation, especially suburbanisation, had been harmful to levels of civic engagement in the US. Sifting through recent data on volunteering and civic participation in US Cities, Andy Carr finds some anomalies that suggest density may indeed encourage greater civic engagement where educational and religious organisations are strong.
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 needs volunteer marshals to help keep streets ‘open’ for the day!
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.