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City of Cape Town to invest R15.7m in Manenberg park project

18 months ago The City of Cape Town, along with the Western Cape Government, announced a new vision for the Manenberg Park area, which is going to be realised through the Manenberg Park Project.
“Manenberg was identified as one of the areas to be part of the mayoral urban regeneration programme because we felt the need for urgent […]

New developments at Cape Town’s R14 billion ‘green’ village

Blue Rock Village, located in Somerset West, is experiencing a R14 Billion upgrade by property development and management company Swisatec.
The full development will include 1,000 luxury apartments to be built on 40 hectares of land. Construction started in August 2016 and will extend over a period of ten years. The first phase of the construction includes […]

Future Cape Town comment on the proposed masterplan for Kruskal Avenue

City of Cape Town calls for public comment on new design concept for upgrading Kruskal Avenue pedestrian corridor. Future Cape Town offered a four themed commentary regarding vision, research and information, cultural and community, and finally physical infrastructure needing addressing.

New Residential Development : 16 on Bree

The city recently announced the construction of a new 35-storey retail and residential development to be built on the site bounded by Bree, Riebeeck and Mechau Streets, Cape Town, with sectional title area of 21 000 m².
The building is to be developed by FWJK Development and marketed by Pam Golding Properties. Construction is set to begin in in April […]

The city vision for Philippi : Where does informality fit in?

A much needed city vision is being created for Philippi in the Cape Town area. Claire du Trevou questions how informality will be included in this new approach.

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 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.

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