How to Improve Public Participation in the Planning of Cities : Inclusion of marginalised people in waste management
Do public participation and planning processes really include all people? Adam van Heerden studied informal waste-collectors or “skarrelers” as part of his award-winning Masters of City and Regional Planning thesis.
Rethinking the future of public space at South Africa’s largest transport node : A new public for Park Station| FUTURE JOBURG
Julie-Ann Tyler, a recent masters student in Architecture, based her thesis on creating “The New Public” in which she investigates ways of re-appropriating Park Station public space and new programming that can exist in this specific context.
As a society we are taught to distrust and isolate ourselves from strangers; yet this concept is flipped on its head as soon as we travel to a new place and become more open to exploration. How can we “unlearn” this tendency without having to leave the comfort of our own city?
The Sea Point Promenade is one of Cape Town’s most diverse and frequented spaces. The city shares it’s plans to make the acclaimed public space ,even more pedestrian-friendly and green by 2017.
Why do cities fail? We knew that this question would provoke many different responses during our last #CityTalk on Failed Cities. Here are 12 reasons as to why cities might fail share by the participants.
Mike Wilter travels to Granada, Nicaragau, finding a coffee shop and creative centre, providing dignity in work, to those finding it difficult to integrate into the labour market.
We hosted our third #citytalk tweetchat on Wednesday with Philips Livable Cities and the discussion was as interesting as it was fast-paced – VERY. The topic under discussion was centred around the identities of citizens and cities and how these two relate (Read the full Preview) The resulting conversations were fascinating (and kudos to @harry_verhaar – Philips’ […]