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Planning work for the future of the Athlone Power Station site to commence

Mayoral committee member for energy, environmental and spatial planning Johan van der Merwe told Weekend Argus this week that the call for tenders for urban planning, engineering and other technical services in the predevelopment phase of the project was expected to be announced early this year.
Work on the 36ha site is expected to continue for […]

Rio Highway Demolish

How to demolish a highway and open a port

WATCH: In 8 seconds, 300 meters of Elevated Perimeter Highway was imploded in Rio De Janeiro. Also learn about the major transformation and integration of the Rio Port area kickstarted by the Olympic Games.

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Part 2: An innovative approach to sanitation in Cape Town?

Part 2 of ‘An innovative approach to sanitation in Cape Town?’ Can appropriate solutions for sanitation for marginalized communities in Cape Town be found?

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Part 1: An innovative approach to sanitation in Cape Town?

According to engineer Richard Palmer, the difficulty in Cape Town is not in providing flush toilets in slums. The difficulty is in connecting those toilets to the water, sewer and treatment plant infrastructure that make them work. He shares his thoughts, and an innovative way forward for the city to tackle sanitation, through studies, business plans and a more systems approach.

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In Photos: Green Point Athletics Stadium under construction

Construction at the 5,500 seat Green Point Athletics Stadium is well underway.

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Building the right teams to tackle the future of Cities

Guest writer, Richard Palmer, share his insights on building the type of teams that can tackle the complex challenges of the Cities we live in.

Athlone Stadium: Who wants to design a fan walk to this stadium?

Athlone Stadium: Who wants to design a fan walk to this stadium?