From the 15th to the 20th of September, Future Cape Town will be visiting a number of urban development organisations in the Netherlands as a guest of the Het Nieuwe Instituut. As Managing Director of the nonprofit Our Future Cities, Rashiq Fataar will meet and share ideas relevant to design, sustainability, and creating more livable cities across the globe.
Our next #CityTalk tackles the concept of “quality of life” looking at some of the most famous rankings and surveys.
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.
Garden Roofs: International Inspirations explored the overarching benefits of garden roofs by touching on some of the most inspirational garden roof projects across the globe. It essentially raised a rather open-ended question surrounding the potential role of garden roofs in creating a more sustainable and liveable Cape Town. Karla Booysen approached Jaco Ferreira from Advanced Green Roofs (AGR), an organisation specialising in the distribution of garden roofs in and around Cape Town, US and Canada, to shed some light on the subject.
We hosted our third #citytalk tweetchat on Wednesday with Philips Livable Cities and the discussion was as interesting as it was fast-paced – VERY. We asked questions on the identity of citizens and cities, and the resulting conversations were fascinating (and kudos to @harry_verhaar – Philips’ Head of Sustainability – whose first Twitter experience was this tweetchat. […]