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NEXT AFRICA AIBR Video

Watch: NEXT AFRICA, conditions of urbanity, history and identity in Africa | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

A fascinating montage of commentary on the issues of urbanity, history and identity in Africa commissioned by the International Architectural Biennale Rotterdam (IABR-2016- The Next Economy).

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EVENT : The Future of Public Space I : African cities and public spaces

Future Cape Town, and the Urban Design Institute of South Africa (UDISA) present the event series ‘The future of public space’. On Monday, 04 April, the first series will be held at 71 Hout st and will address the topic of the Future of Public Space through presentations, short films, and a panel discussion.

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Two Rivers Urban Park: Cape Town’s ambition to plan well-located sustainable city for 20,000

A vision produced as an outcome of The Density Syndicate (Credit: dhk architects & urban designers in association with Jakupa architects and urban designer )

The City’s Mayoral Committee on 19 January 2016, recommended that Council support the Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) relating to the TRUP Project, between the City, the Western Cape Government (WCG), and the […]

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Bo-Kaap “monster” development receives strong opposition from Civic Association

The Bo-Kaap development has seen extensive objections from the local Civic and Rate-Payers Associations, professionals and academics.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Transforming Maitland train station as part of densifying Cape Town

How can ‘Dense City’ become a tool for an inclusive and sustainable Cape Town? Brittany Morris interview Ali Saad, principal architect on the Maitland Station Density Syndicate team.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | What does the future hold for the iconic wetland, Princess Vlei?

The decision of building a mall on Princess Vlei was overturn a year ago by the City of Cape Town. This article aims to find out what happened since then and what the future hold for this iconic wetland.

The urban landscape has often been describes as a living and vibrant organism and that collective actions in cities are like an urban metabolism

Cities are on the Move: Visualizing the Flow of Rotterdam’s Urban Landscape

As infrastructure and citizens become more technologically-enabled than ever before, this concept of urban flow becomes easier to measure. The immense amount of data generated in cities can offer us an improved understanding of how everything from water to waste to people to cargo moves around. All these collective actions of the city form part of the urban metabolism.

Your City Idea on Church Square 17 May 2013. Photo by Marshall Viljoen

Participating in planning our cities: Our next #CityTalk

Often city development in its many forms is seen as top down job exclusively done by professionals in many fields such as infrastructure, policy, architecture, etc. However, lesser known and increasing in practice, are those processes that make the citizen the expert and main agent of transformation. Join our next #CityTalk this Wednesday.
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Can a global city be good to locals?

Creating better lives for citizens should be on the agenda of every Mayor, but making sure that changes to a city are inclusive may be more complex. In this series Sharyn Sassen explores how our city’s strategies for progress can aggravate the marginalisation and compromise the well-being of its vulnerable citizens.

Open Data: What are the benefits for cities?

by Rory Williams
When you think of Open Data, you might imagine hackers secretly scratching around on computer systems, finding government data to release to the world. Certainly many advocates of open data are civic activists concerned about government accountability, but most gather data that is publicly available.They tend to focus on things like how much […]