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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | How visualising the newspaper history of a neighbourhood can shed light on the future

What can an archive of news articles tell us about the urban development of a neighbourhood. A student projects asks how mapping media history can unpack the development and social history of an area.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Cities and the future of newsrooms

The newsroom is adapting to the rise of short-form journalism. Daily Maverick columnist Marianne Thamm offers commentary on the future of the newsroom: “The newsroom is inside everyone’s head or rather their electronic device”.

Journalist, Caryn Gootkin.

Voices of the City: Caryn Gootkin

This week, we hear from Cape Town resident, Caryn Gootkin. Gootkin read law at Trinity Hall College, Cambridge and later became an attorney. Gootkin left the legal profession in 2009 and now works as a writer and copy-editor. She writes a regular column for The Media Online and serves on the board of directors of The Big Issue South Africa.

Vote with ‘Your City Idea’ on Church Square

[ May 17, 2013; 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] After another satisfactory run at Cape Town International Airport, the bright yellow ballot box will return to the CBD area where citizens can come and take a minute or two of their time to vote on two urban issues. On Friday 17 May, members of the public can make their way to Church Square ,situated at Spin Street and Parliament Street between 9am and 3pm .

Future Cape Town to host the Strelka Institute

On 12 and 13 April 2013, Future Cape Town will be hosting a group of students from the Strelka Institute of Design, Media and Architecture, in Cape Town.

Views on Cape Town’s future belong to all who live in it – and love it.

Future Cape Town is delighted that our view on the future of the Green Point Athletics Stadium have attracted attention from the publicly appointed architect for the project.

A new virtual home for Future Cape Town is unveiled

Future Cape Town is thrilled to reveal its new website at www.futurecapetown.com.