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How to Improve Public Participation in the Planning of Cities : Inclusion of marginalised people in waste management

Do public participation and planning processes really include all people? Adam van Heerden studied informal waste-collectors or “skarrelers” as part of his award-winning Masters of City and Regional Planning thesis.

The future of the Athlone Power Station site

The World Bank will help the City of Cape Town work on a development strategy for the Athlone Power Station site to create a mixed-use area.

Young people building a new vision for Port Elizabeth : Young Urbanists meet in Nelson Mandela Bay

On September, Port Elizabeth had the opening of a new Young Urbanists chapter

Why Is Collaboration Not Working In Cities? Lecture by Adam Beck | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

A review of the lecture by Adam Beck on driving collaboration to achieve Urban Regeneration.

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’.

LECTURE : Emerging Urban Regeneration Models : Viewpoints from North America with Adam Beck

Future Cape Town is excited to host Adam Beck to present about his work and experiences with gentrification. With examples from North America, the presentation will explore the emerging urban regeneration models.

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.

Architecture for the future : 5 inspiring architects and buildings | Future Cape Town

Our team reflects on Architizer’s “10 Firms to Watch in 2016” and discuss how the ideas projected by 5 of these firms could provide us with a glimpse into the role of architecture in the future. As well as what these ideas could mean for future South African cities.

Cape Town plans to introduce electric buses

 

The City of Cape Town says it will next month advertise a multimillion-rand tender for the procurement of a fleet of 12m-long electric buses, in line with its commitment to lowering carbon emissions. The city is also considering electric double-decker buses for longer distance trips. The tender, worth R50m over two years, specifies that the electric buses […]

FUTURE LAGOS | Voices of the City: Mark Slade

Our voice of the city this week is Mark Slade, an entrepreneur living in Lagos. an advocate for great outdoor spaces for sports and entertainment.