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Kommetjie Development housing

Controversial housing development in Kommetjie is approved

Kommetjie residents are considering mounting a legal challenge after the City of Cape Town’s mayoral committee gave the go-ahead for the building of 254 new houses in the suburb.

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We need new terms for co-creating the future of Cape Town : Re-thinking the sale of the Tafelberg site

The submission by Future Cape Town with regards to the call for comments on the property disposal of the Tafelberg site by the Western Cape Government.

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Why the Philippi Horticultural Area matters : securing Cape Town’s water, food and economic security | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Academics from the University of Cape Town unite in their disapproval of plans by the Mayor to build housing on the Philippi Horticultural Area. The argument has been further supported by Kevin James of GCX Africa recently.

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Why inner city housing is possible : Calls to halt sale of prime city land in Cape Town | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

[ February 13, 2016; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] Organisations in Cape Town call for government authorities to consider more inclusive and visionary uses for 4 well located, inner city land parcels.

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FUTURE LAGOS | Part 2: Resilient Cities; are we ready to live on water?

Makoko, a community disowned by its city could be the answer to African coastal cities preparing for climate change.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | What does the future hold for the iconic wetland, Princess Vlei?

The decision of building a mall on Princess Vlei was overturn a year ago by the City of Cape Town. This article aims to find out what happened since then and what the future hold for this iconic wetland.

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FUTURE LAGOS | Who owns the land in Lagos?

The Lagos State Government has put in place several policies and initiatives in response to the issues of land security, tenancy, ownership and legal residency. Who is benefitting and how is the impact affecting the residents of Lagos?

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Company Gardens: Urban Food Garden

The Company’s Garden was originally the site of a vegetable garden over 360 years ago and supplied produce to the ships and sailors who travelled the spice trade route from the East Indies.

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WATCH: How African cities have grown over 200 years

Watch how some of Africa’s largest and most important cities have grown in the last 150 to 200 years in just over 30 seconds. Recognise anything interesting in how your city has grown?

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Recovery of the Real: Up Close Cape Town

This series of posts will look at a few of the projects produced by the students of Unit 17 at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, during a field trip to Cape Town. The first project to feature is entitled ‘Strategy for Philippi Farming’. This project defines a strategy for the 4528 hectares of mixed unconsolidated land of Philippi, to intervene in the unregulated mining industry re-mediating the landscape to harness water and wind for the production of energy and food. It proposed solutions to macro instability at micro level, proposing to intensify the productivity of the Phillippi community so they could absorb external fluctuations whilst prospering through internal enterprise.