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WATCH: Extreme Urbanism III- Planning for Conservation: Looking at Agra | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Harvard GSD Options Studio students explore planning for conservation in Agra and explore how to sustainably integrate tourism, local communities and cultural heritage.

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Plan and vision for Trafalgar Park in Woodstock

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Trafalgar Park is a substantial park with a rich cultural and archaeological heritage.With the help of the communities of Woodstock and District Six, an Integrated Management Framework (IMF) for Trafalgar Park has been developed which will help to drive the vision for the beautification, landscaping and heritage upgrades of […]

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | 3 ideas to expand the South African National Art Gallery in Cape Town

Young architects at the University of Cape Town present design concepts for expansion of the South African National Gallery in Cape Town.

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Arts and Culture Indaba a step forward in Cape Town

On 3 and 4 June 2014, the arts and culture community of Cape Town gathered at City Hall to participate in the second annual Arts and Culture Indaba.

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INFOGRAPHIC: 6 Cities in Europe that Offer the Best Cultural Experiences.

Did you know that London has been rated as the 55th most livable city in the world, or that Paris has the highest number of Michelin starred restaurants? Barcelona ranks in as the city with the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites and Amsterdam is the birthplace of Vincent van Gogh and Ann Frank. This infographic, created by our friends over at HouseTrip, offers an array of fascinating facts about the six most culturally appealing cities in Europe.

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5 ideas from London that could work in Cape Town

Although the culture, spirit and preferences of each city and its habitants are very different, there may still be great value in sharing and implementing translatable ideas between two cities. London may not be able to compete with Cape Town’s weather and scenery, but we’ve narrowed down a list of five great aspects of London that could work just as well in the Mother City.

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10 reasons why Bellville could boom or bust

Could Bellville become Cape Town’s next improvement district success story, or are there too many challenges? Read our five reasons why this plan has the potential to succeed and five weaknesses that might prevent it.

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Relocation of Cenotaph to make way for MyCiTi station on Adderley Street given the Greenlight

The relocation of the Cenotaph on Adderley street has been given the green light and will now allow the City of Cape Town to commence construction of the enclosed MyCiTi feeder bus station for rail commuters.

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Reusing Urban Spaces and Places: Your Views from #cityheritage

Last week saw a bit of a first for Future Cape Town. After hosting 14 successful #citytalk tweetchats with various collaborators, we did our first ever tweetchat mashup with Sarah Heffern and Kayla Jonas Galvin from the #builtheritage chat. Suitably, we called it #cityheritage and our topic of discussion was building reuse – the act of finding new purposes for old buildings that no longer fulfil the function they were originally designed for.

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Reusing Urban Spaces and Places

Celebrating its two year anniversary in March, the #builtheritage chat focuses on heritage and preservation issues. It has joined up with #CityTalk to celebrate the two years, by look at the re-use of our urban spaces and places in our cities. Read the preview for our first #CityHeritage chat