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2nd Cape Flats Aquifer Seminar : Water, Farming and the Future of the PHA | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Future Cape Town recently attended a workshop in the Philippi Horticultural Area (PHA) where we learned about its aquifer and the role its farmers play in providing food security for the City of Cape Town.


Why we need to shift our thinking about the Philippi Horticultural Area : A new model for creating a future Cape Town| FUTURE CAPE TOWN

The Philippi Horticultural Area is a unique opportunity to pave a better future for greater Cape Town in regards to job security, education, food production, innovative farming methods, and environmental sustainability.

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Why the Philippi Horticultural Area matters : securing Cape Town’s water, food and economic security | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Academics from the University of Cape Town unite in their disapproval of plans by the Mayor to build housing on the Philippi Horticultural Area. The argument has been further supported by Kevin James of GCX Africa recently.


FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Photo Essay : A journey around the world Inside Expo 2015

A photo gallery inside the Expo Milano 2015 exhibition site, where participating Countries have had the opportunity to build their own exhibition space (the Self-Built Pavilions), exhibiting their interpretation of the theme: Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.


FUTURE CAPE TOWN |Expo Milano 2015 : How to feed our planet of 7 billion people

Expo Milano 2015 is described as a proces of active participation among a large number of players around the theme of Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. It is open from May 1 to October 31, 2015.


FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Why all cities should have a Department of Food

Swathes of US society are affected by a key oversight in planning, the lack of a local food policy. Low-income households especially face the harsh consequences of scant access to sustainable, healthy food. Should we have a Department of Food?


Agri Meets Design: Event Review

How can the Philippi horticultural area be preserved and/or improved for future use? A review of Department of Design’s event, “Agri Meets Design” invited individuals from a wide range of expertise to come together in order to envision creative solutions.

Cape Town’s long term food and water security under threat

Future Cape Town is concerned to hear of the recommendation by the Mayoral Committee to be presented at Council on 31 July 2013, which will rescind the decision of May 2012 to postpone the release of land within the Philippi Horticultural Area (PHA), pending a Food Systems Study.


Watch: Promises of Urban Agriculture

In an excerpt from the upcoming feature-length documentary, “Promises of Urban Agriculture,” Charles Calbom speaks about how the extensive lawn irrigation system in Phoenix could be used to grow vegetables instead of grass lawns and ultimately offer “a way for regular people to be able to feed themselves regularly.”


Business & Sustainability: Our next #CityTalk

[ March 18, 2013; 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Sustainability enthusiasts often encourage individuals to make small changes their lifestyles, hoping for more significant change as a result of collective actions. However, for society to successfully complete its journey towards sustainability, larger stakeholders such as governments and businesses also need to be proactive in addressing sustainability challenges.