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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | “Open House” wins Long Street public art competition

The artwork, entitled Open House, has been announced as the winning concept in the Western Cape Government Public Art Competition

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R1 million public art competition launched

Are you a visionary installation artist? If so, this is your chance! The Western Cape Government has announced a call for entries for a permanent installation piece to be constructed in downtown Cape Town. The selected piece should encompass Cape Town’s incredible culture while being a visionary icon of the city. Read about the competition specifics and requirements to find out more!

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Memories of streets and spaces

Books and certain spaces can revoke memories and creativity in very tangible ways. This excerpt details one Capetonian’s experiences connecting to great writers and her urban environment through reading.

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Creating better streets for Cape Town. How?

Future Cape Town hosted its 4th summit on the topic: The long and short of better streets with Open Streets Cape Town. The aim of this summit was to discuss creative ways for Cape Town to manage and design its streets to have a sense of identity and existence apart from their role as simple transport routes.

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Designing your own Long Street

So a few weeks ago we posted an article called “Design your own Long Street” where we encouraged the public to design their dream Long Street using an app called Streetmix. Here are some of our favourite designs sent in from the public.

A idea for a better Long Street, dragged and dropped together in just a few minutes using Streetmix.

Design your own Long Street

A simple online app called Streetmix allows anyone to re-imagine a street by dragging and dropping different street elements. How might we collectively generate ideas for a better Long Street using this tool? Share your own ideas for Long Street and we’ll choose our favourites at the end of October.

Seating on Long Street's narrow sidewalks

In Search of a Place to Sit in Cape Town

One would think the simple ritual of sitting down would be easy to do, but in Cape Town, your options are limited. Public benches seem to be reserved for parks, with some placed around a few of the city’s public squares, though it is the city’s streets where there is more to see.

Long Street Public Events Space. When?

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Who will make the case for Long Street? How many more major events and “Final Draws” and “Cape Town Carnivals” will fill the length and breadth of Long Street before its given a “Fan Walk” treatment suitable for events? As an established public events space, permanent infrastructure now needs to be installed to […]

Long Street Pedestrian/Transit Mall: Which view do you support?

Department of Transport:
In the CBD area, it is understood that the MyCiTi team is opposed to transit malls especially on Long Street. However, there are many stakeholders that favour such an approach, including Cape Town Partnership and individuals in the City’s Planning Department. The development of a transit mall could lead to a closed feeder […]