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The future of city energy systems : Beyond minimising energy use | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

New York City’s 10-year plan to improve the energy efficiency by reducing building-based emissions 30% by 2025

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Watch: What will South Africa look like by 2030?

What are the current challenges South Africa faces, and in the face of such issues, what might our country look like in 16 years? The following short clip provides an overview of South Africa’s current state and predicts a future of increased socioeconomic progress.

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Watch: New Cities Summit aims to re-imagine cities

Check out a short video review of this year’s New Cities Summit held in Dallas, Texas.

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World Design Capital 2014: A Dutch view on Cape Town

Cape Town is a good test case for ‘design’ to prove its relevance to social, cultural and economic development says Ekim Tian of Play the City.

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Inspiring Change for Regenerative Cities

The world is undergoing the largest wave of urban growth in human history. For the first time in history, more than half of the world’s population is living in towns and cities and the number of urban residents is growing by nearly 60 million every year.

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Mozambique’s Elite Development and Mass Poverty

A visit to Mozambique’s capital can be an experience in luxury. Maputo’s newly-built international airport sells aftershaves for $230 and bottles of Dom Perignon for $320. But for the majority of the country’s citizens, Mozambique represents something very different. GDP and growth rates say little of the distribution of wealth and living conditions, and the country’s incredible riches exist alongside crippling poverty.

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Examining Nairobi’s split personality

In Kenya’s capital, the informal sector is closely tied to the formal economy. As the city heads toward world-class status, policymakers will need to make careful decisions about how best to accommodate the informal sector, writes Sheila Kamunyori.

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3 Presentations on a Low-Carbon Cape Town

Three presentations on low-carbon development for the economy and environment.

The future of Cape Town Stadium looks brighter

Future Cape Town welcomes the City of Cape Town’s proposed Business plan for Cape Town Stadium and Green Point Park, as a step forward in the future viability of the stadium and greater precinct.