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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.

Event: Design, Cities and The World Cup

Join us for DESIGN, CITIES AND THE WORLD CUP which will present a critical dialogue and discussion on the role of the World Cup and other mega events.THURSDAY, 3 JULY | 08:30 – 13:00 | CAPE TOWN LODGE | 101 BUITENGRACHT STREET

This week on Metropolist: Cape Town for mega-events?

During the third episode of Metropolist we explore whether Cape Town should bid for future mega-events, and what it needs to think about to extract the maximum legacy.

WATCH: How do we extract the maximum legacy from major events?

A video interview series by Future Cape Town, shot in 2011, unpacking the concept of liveability under various themes including the definition of liveability, transport, events, densification, tourism and urban form.

Kickstarting the night-time economy of our cities

Streets are the most important of public places, yet Cape Town’s central city streets become void of life after dark. First Thursdays, the monthly event where art galleries and stores in the CBD stay open late, aims to change that by working with existing infrastructure.

Mega-events and citizens

Is there a link between mega-events and human rights? Jay Naidoo and Danny Jordaan discuss the aspects of mega-events which impact on human development.

London 2012: Jumping on the “gees” bandwagon

Mayra Hartmann returns from London to consider the build up to the 2012 Olympics.

Sounds of a City: Why Cape Town needs noises and sounds,

Robert Bowen argues that to get the best out of a city, some noise and sound, needs to be a part of the package.

World Cities Summit 2012

[ July 1, 2012 to July 4, 2012. July 1, 2012 to July 4, 2012. July 1, 2012 to July 4, 2012. ] This year’s World Cities Summit is taking place from 1-4 July, around the theme Liveable and Sustainable Cities: Integrated Urban Solutions.

Lessons for Cape Town to approach global events like the Olympic Games

How can Cape Town learn from cities which have already hosted the Olympic Games?

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