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traffic freeway south africa

WATCH : Why we have traffic congestion : A simulation of the flows of private vs other transport modes | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Cities continue to be planned around and for cars? Why? The ability to accelerate, as well as the flexible use of cars, clearly make cars appear superior over all other means of mobility-but are they?


V&A Waterfront announces R700 million ‘Canal District’

The British American Tobacco SA head office will be part of the V&A Waterfront’s new R700 million ‘canal districts’.

Cape Town's Iziko Planetarium set for major digital upgrade

Cape Town’s Iziko Planetarium set for major digital upgrade

Cape Town’s much-loved Iziko Planetarium will undergo a thorough R27-million digital upgrade, culminating in a state-of-the-art digital full dome immersive theatre facility by early 2017.


10 reasons Cape Town’s new city “Wescape” would be a disaster | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Professor Vanessa Watson of the UCT City and Regional Planning programme shares 10 reasons why the Wescape development would be a complete disaster for Cape Town.

Creating rules for great cities : Will UN Habitat III bind cities to take action | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Habitat III will introduce a document called the New Urban Agenda that’ll effectively guide the future of urbanisation policy for all UN member states. Cris Robertson explores this agenda revealing that although its content bay be groundbreaking, it is not legally binding. Begging one to question how much action will governments take if there are no consequences if they don’t.

Langa Spatial Planning near Railway Station . Cllr Johan v der Merwe , Cllr Brian Watkyns Ribbon Cutting event

City completes R10,5 million upgrade of Langa Station South public space

In March 2016, the City of Cape Town completed an upgrade of the Langa Station South public open at a cost of more than R10.5 million.

Traffic at a roundabout in on Lagos Island

FUTURE LAGOS | Towards adaptive traffic management solutions for Lagos

“Lagos could do with an adaptive traffic control system, as its traffic wardens and signal infrastructure are over-burdened by congestion and rush-hour travel.” 

Rush hour traffic on Ikorodu Road, Lagos

Road traffic management is an important point of discussion in many cities around the world. We investigate global developments in congestion reduction and makes suggestions on how some […]

City of Cape Town invites tenders for 80 tuk-tuk licences

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The tender for the provision of tuk-tuk public transport services was issued on Friday 15 April 2016 by Transport for Cape Town, the City’s transport authority.
‘We want to use this tender process to appoint public transport operators who will operate 80 tuk-tuk vehicles across eight areas in Cape Town […]

The New Public 004 Park Station Model

Rethinking the future of public space at South Africa’s largest transport node : A new public for Park Station| FUTURE JOBURG

Julie-Ann Tyler, a recent masters student in Architecture, based her thesis on creating “The New Public” in which she investigates ways of re-appropriating Park Station public space and new programming that can exist in this specific context.

The city council’s mayoral committee has adopted a new, long-term spatial and transport plan aimed at overcoming apartheid spatial inequality, the high cost of public transport.

New Cape Town transit plan unveiled

The city council’s mayoral committee has adopted a new, long-term spatial and transport plan aimed at making the city more compact, denser and concentrated around efficient and affordable public transport.