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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.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Thinking about the future of Langa train station

Mixed-use development around train stations has the potential to improve safety and bring economic opportunities closer to people. But are we including informal traders? Catherine Luyt adds her thoughts to the Langa Station precinct.


FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Cooke vs Koolhaas: The inaugural Roelof Uytenbogaardt Memorial Lecture

A review of the inaugural Roelof Uytenbogaardt UDISA Memorial Lecture of Julian Cooke by Rebecca Looringh van Beeck.

cape town-150902. On Sunday 4th October 2015, the first ever Open Streets Bellville will take place. The focus will be on Kruskal Street, which will be turned into a pedestrian zone. The event aims to strengthen community ties by bringing the people of Bellville out to meet each other in a space usually used by cars. The top end of the street where its meets Voortrekker Rd in the foreground.  
Picture: JASON BOUD .reporter: Jan Cronje.

FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Reimagining the streets of Bellville with Open Streets

Join Open Streets Bellville on Sunday 4th October 2015.

Jamestown High Street_Chale Wote (Victoria Okoye)

FUTURE CAPE TOWN | From Accra to Cape Town: A conversation with urbanist Victoria Okoye

Rashiq Fataar speaks with Victoria Okoye, the creator of African Urbanism, on the themes that connect her home city Accra and Cape Town.


FUTURE CAPE TOWN l The day that Langa opened her streets

Thousands of residents across Cape Town recently flocked to Langa to walk its storied streets. Crime fears were allayed as visitors from the city’s more affluent suburbs walked the streets in safety. They form part of the Open Streets movement that fosters diverse community interaction in urban areas, designating the street as a positive social space.


The Openheid State: From closed to open society in Cape Town

In Cape Town, apartheid is set in stone and poured in concrete. Michelle Provoost investigates the origins of the apartheid city and how we might navigate towards an open city.

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Cape Town’s newest theatre rising in Langa

During Cape Town’s hosting of the World Design Capital 2014, Langa has been chosen as one of the project areas of the city. Here is a look at the newest theatre in Langa.


Can Cape Town’s apartheid structure be undone?

How are Cape Town’s most urgent urban planning challenges being addressed by World Design Capital 2014?

Empty guarantees by asirap on Flickr.When nobody can afford the rent, Langa homes remain vacant.

This week on Metropolist: The future of townships

This week on Metropolist we explore major initiatives for Langa and other townships, and discuss with Tony Elvin and Vuyisa Qabaka about their ideas for the re-imagination of townships across Cape Town and South Africa.