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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Transforming Maitland train station as part of densifying Cape Town

How can ‘Dense City’ become a tool for an inclusive and sustainable Cape Town? Brittany Morris interview Ali Saad, principal architect on the Maitland Station Density Syndicate team.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Density Syndicate Symposium: Live Blog

The Density Syndicate Symposium is taking place at City Hall today co-hosted by the International New Town Institute and African Centre for Cities. Follow our live blog for some of the key thoughts.

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Public lectures at Department of Design

Read here about Department of Design’s exciting series of free public lectures, starting on Wednesday, July 9th at the Provenance Auction House in Gardens.

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Can Cape Town’s apartheid structure be undone?

How are Cape Town’s most urgent urban planning challenges being addressed by World Design Capital 2014?

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Wake-up call for high-rise developments in London

Justinien Tribillon delves into the debate around the future of London’s skyline.

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5 things Cape Town could learn from Copenhagen

Our Capetonian in Copenhagen, Justine Bell shares her lessons from Copenhagen for Cape Town.

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Future of Cape Town officially compromised: Is Wescape a band-aid solution?

Recently, the future of Cape Town was officially compromised when the seemingly concrete decision of resisting urban sprawl by retaining the integrity of Cape Town’s urban edge was reversed by Anton Bredell, Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning. The edge of Cape Town has now officially been pushed out to encompass lands on the Cape Farms area.

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Watch: Urban Brave – A new vision for Cape Town

Can Cape Town dare to be brave and carve a new vision?

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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.

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Housing in Post-Apartheid South Africa: Challenge or Opportunity?

How can Government come to the table to drive new and sustainable change for all human settlements, and people. Vuyisa Qabaka explores the possibilities.