From the 4th – 6th February 2014, the city of Johannesburg was the proud host of the 5th Biennial C40 Cities Mayor’s Summit on global climate change. The event was a get together of the C40 mayors from the major and smaller cities of the world to address issues of climate change and to exchange ideas.
Young Projects are helping New Yorkers celebrate love through an urban match making concept, that I think can lend some simulation for us to harness our love affair with our city even more.
As a Joburger, I stopped feeling the need to defend my city to other South Africans and the world at large. It’s all there. All of its richness, golden energy and delights. It’s skylines, it’s nature, it’s ever-changing landscape, it’s energy and its technology. It’s there to defend it self without saying a word.
Maybe it’s time you got to know the real Johannesburg.
For those on a budget, or those willing to forgo the perceived ‘safer’ options, a tuk-tuk has always been the first choice. Whether bouncing around on the streets of Vientiane, Phnom Penh, Bangkok, Mumbai, Kolkata or Dhaka, their infamous darting manoeuvrability, gap-taking and general lack of rule following is universal.
Future Cape Town and Future Johannesburg welcome the recent release of the discussion document “Towards an Integrated Urban Development Framework” by the Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.