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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.

Counterspace: A new way of practising architecture| Future Cape Town

“Architecture can be derived from anywhere; personal interests, behaviour of people, societal trends or the logic within science.”

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Are our parks designed for crime? The case of Rhodes Park | FUTURE JOBURG

Public parks should be accessible to all citizens, but what is to be done when these spaces become unsafe? Kira Kemper reflects on these issues in the light of the tragic events at Rhodes Park, Johannesburg.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Hillbrow, a community centre and the future: Interview with Thomas Chapman

Rashiq Fataar chats with Thomas Chapman the founder of Local Studio about the recently completed and award-winning Hillbrow community centre.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Photo Essay : Partially Nomad, the unseen African cities

Dave Robertson is a self-taught visual artist, born in Zimbabwe, based in Cape Town . His photographic work is primarily a form of social commentary.

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From the desk of Future Cape Town: Why we need a weekend getaway

Rashiq Fataar walks the streets of Durban’s CBD and cherishes the break in routine to inspire new questions and ideas about our cities.

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FUTURE JOBURG | How Bree street in Joburg reveals potential for new forms of urbanity to emerge?

Spatial analysis of Bree Street in Johannesburg questions the universality of globalisation and reveals potential for new forms of urbanity to emerge

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FUTURE LAGOS | Office Developers Finally Respond to Parking Problems

Lagosians have become accustomed to the inherent problems that come with inadequate parking facilities and with the lack of adequate public transport, is the future looking bleak?

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FUTURE JOHANNESBURG | Interview with Tariq Toffa

Future Cape Town speaks with Tariq Toffa, South African architect and lecturer in the architecture department at the University of Johannesburg , about main the challenges for urban planning in South Africa and his current projects in 2015 .

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FUTURE LAGOS | The Youthful Cities Index: lessons for and from Cape Town

Lagos is the top African city on the Youthful Cities Index for entrepreneurship, and Casablanca for financial services. Sibusiso Tshabalala considers what Cape Town can learn from them, and what the Index missed in Cape Town.