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Manenberg Urban Renewal Plan development Update

Manenberg Urban Transformation: “Historic plans” unveiled

The “Historic Plans” for Manenberg; a community action plan and a public investment framework; have been announced.

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Urban Ingenuity Series: Reflecting on Challenges and Opportunities

The world’s cities are experiencing massive population growth. Meeting the escalating demand for these services is challenging. So what can be done?

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Defending Cape Town’s Princess

A proposed shopping mall brings communities together to defend a historical body of water. Future Cape Town’s Rashiq Fataar interviews Bridget Pitt, representative of the Princess Vlei Forum, to begin to unpack the complexities of space, engagement around it, and a the role of design, as Cape Town prepares to claim its title as World Design Capital 2014.

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Medellin, Colombia: Why inclusivity and innovation are sparking urban renewal (Part 1)

Medellin is a city that has achieved a lot in the last 20 years. It has transcended its difficult past and become a better integrated, more accessible and safer place to live than before. It is no longer the ‘no-go’ city for Colombians, tourists and businesses that it once was. Today Medellin is a bustling, cosmopolitan city with a good transport system that is clean, efficient and integrated. What role did inclusivity and innovation play in the urban renewal?

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Reusing Urban Spaces and Places: Your Views from #cityheritage

Last week saw a bit of a first for Future Cape Town. After hosting 14 successful #citytalk tweetchats with various collaborators, we did our first ever tweetchat mashup with Sarah Heffern and Kayla Jonas Galvin from the #builtheritage chat. Suitably, we called it #cityheritage and our topic of discussion was building reuse – the act of finding new purposes for old buildings that no longer fulfil the function they were originally designed for.