"livability" tag

The ‘African City of the Future’ : Johannesburg’s 2040 vision

Joburg 2040 is a blueprint for the city that responds to the continued transformation of the inherited Apartheid City, the uncertainties of present and future challenges such as migration, globalisation, climate change, natural resource scarcity, and financial markets.


Serious Games for urban planning

Part II of our gaming workshop looks at how serious games can be used to conceptualise urban planning without consequences. Take a look at one innovative company, Tygron, and their simulation models used to bring planners, developers, and the government together.


The world’s most liveable city is?

Rashiq Fataar unpacks his mind on this issue of liveability and questions whether using the rankings and applying our minds could not help cities reach towards their own definition of liveability.

School in Limpopo

Future Smart Reads, 28 October 2012

From beautiful, sustainable schools in South Africa to a cloud-like waterfront for Serbia to street art, these are the articles and ideas which grabbed our attention in the past week.


and the City of the year is?

The world’s top 25 most innovative cities have been unveiled by the Urban Land Institute.