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Using games to re-imagine Khayelitsha’s central business district

 “How can Khayelitsha develop its city centre?”

 Play Khayelitsha, a game developed to bring stakeholders together to re-imagine and re-think the central business district of Cape Town’s largest township, held test sessions during July 2014, to provide further clarity for the relevancy of the method in the Cape Town context.

 

The subject of focus for the Play the City workshop was the […]

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Using technology to conceptualise the future of Wingfield

Presenting its interactive digital urban design tools, DASUDA found collaborative partners in local experts, organisations and City of Cape Town representatives.

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Getting government to think design

A two-day workshop on design-thinking was held by the City of Cape Town at Department of Design to encourage innovative solutions to improve service delivery.

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Producing energy from waste treatment

Aquest Colsen technologies have ambitious goals of making waste water treatment plants into energy producers, reducing dependence of cities on energy suppliers.

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Can preparing for Climate Change have social benefits?

Our climate change workshop addresses the current state of climate change for Cape Town. Panelists explain what changes will occur to the city in the face of climate change, and outline steps that can be taken in order to mitigate its consequences.

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Real-life development through serious gaming

 
Marcus Vlaar, creative director of Ranj Serious Games, wrapped up our Serious Games session. He explained that the use of gaming is in one’s ability to arrive at new solutions (but also to reveal new problems) that one may not have arrived at from more traditional methods of thinking. The objective of serious games is […]

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Serious Games for urban planning

Part II of our gaming workshop looks at how serious games can be used to conceptualise urban planning without consequences. Take a look at one innovative company, Tygron, and their simulation models used to bring planners, developers, and the government together.

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Food Security in the South African Context

Department of Design hosted a food security workshop aimed at conceptualising key areas in which food production can be improved. Our review highlights key opinions from a variety of participants.

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Agri Meets Design: Event Review

How can the Philippi horticultural area be preserved and/or improved for future use? A review of Department of Design’s event, “Agri Meets Design” invited individuals from a wide range of expertise to come together in order to envision creative solutions.

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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.