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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.


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?


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.


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?


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.