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From township to town : Why plans for Cape Town’s Metro South East could improve city life for millions | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

South African cities can no longer afford isolated and disengaged interventions. How will the investments in the Metro South East build a greater town to township link and improve city life for millions in Cape Town.


Voices of the city: Shuaib Philander | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

This week in we talk to Shuaib Philander, a member of 20sk8, a skate group which was featured in the short film Jas Boude about how he views Cape Town.

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Voices of the city: Johnny Miller | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

This week we meet Cape Town photographer Johnny Miller, who has a keen sense of observing the world around him, and in his own words, isn’t afraid of much.


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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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | How a building can communicate the spatial and social violence in South Africa

A young architect confronts the social and spatial inequality that still plagues the city by proposing an evocative experience through design of the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation.


THE NEXT ECONOMY: International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam calls for projects from Africa

The International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam calls for projects under the theme THE NEXT ECONOMY. Edgar Pieterse elaborates why this theme provides a fantastic opportunity for African urban designers, architects, landscape architects, academics, artists, planners, cities, universities, companies and social organizations.


FUTURE LAGOS | Uneven growth in Lagos

This Uneven Growth workshop explores the challenges and proposes solutions to the rapid growth underway in Lagos. The workshop forms part of a MoMA series of six interdisciplinary teams presenting growing megacities around the world.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Gated communities lock cities into cycles of inequality

Séverine Deneuvlin and Roy Maconachie look at gated communities in the context of Buenos Aires. They show that gated communities in the Argentine capital reflect crime fears in a nation where 86% reported feelings of insecurity.


Voices of the City: Lunga Mateta

Future Cape Town caught up with Lunga Mateta, managing director of Creative Nestlings to get her take on what it means to live in the Mother City.


Mozambique’s Elite Development and Mass Poverty

A visit to Mozambique’s capital can be an experience in luxury. Maputo’s newly-built international airport sells aftershaves for $230 and bottles of Dom Perignon for $320. But for the majority of the country’s citizens, Mozambique represents something very different. GDP and growth rates say little of the distribution of wealth and living conditions, and the country’s incredible riches exist alongside crippling poverty.