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FUTURE JOBURG | The fluid future of Johannesburg’s 2060 city: The Modderfontein smart city

Joseph Spring interrogates the Modderfontein Smart City, a massive 1600-hectare piece of land now owned by Chinese development firm Zendai, juxtaposed with the Modderfontein Nature Reserve.

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FUTURE LAGOS | Lagos in the News – September 2015

These are the current news headlines coming out of Lagos

Source: Rex Features/ The Telegraph

The Cities This Week: Edition 25

News and views from cities around the world this week.

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The Cities This Week: Edition 18

News and views from cities around the world this week.

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The cities this week

News and views from our cities.

The naturally-cooled desert skyscrapers of Shibam, Yemen date from the 16th century. Image: Skyscraper City

What does Dubai mean to the people that live there? Part 2

Brett Petzer shares perspectives on the spectacle that is Dubai, and what it means to the people that live there. Here is Part 2.

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What does Dubai mean to the people that live there? Part 1

Brett Petzer shares perspectives on the spectacle that is Dubai, and what it means to the people that live there. Here is Part 1.

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The Arab Street and the Arab Spring

The Arab Spring opened the doors to the Arab Street where the concentration and mixing of people once again gave Cairo a sense of Urbanity. Through the strength of urbanity, a real city arise and continue to prosper, even after great dissent.

Aerial shot of Dubai Marina courtesy of Stanford University

This is the city that oil built. Learning from Dubai

What is a City? Brett Petzer shares his perspective on the environmental and infrastructural challenges of making Dubai in the first place – as well as the greater challenge of keeping Dubai a going concern.

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The future of Gulf Cities

An expert hearing on regenerative urban development in the Gulf taking place in Dubai? Isn’t that a contradiction in itself? Well, 45 international participants from politics, practitioners, academia, business and civil society concluded after three days of intense discussion: there is no better place to discuss the future of Gulf cities than Dubai.