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Architecture for the future : 5 inspiring architects and buildings | Future Cape Town

Our team reflects on Architizer’s “10 Firms to Watch in 2016” and discuss how the ideas projected by 5 of these firms could provide us with a glimpse into the role of architecture in the future. As well as what these ideas could mean for future South African cities.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Mexico City’s New Airport

The competition winning design for the new international airport at Mexico City by Foster + Partners, FR-EE (Fernando Romero Enterprise) and NACO (Netherlands Airport Consultants) .

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WATCH: Getting Animated about TOD in Mexico

TOD is a tool for combating urban sprawl. This would mean concentrating development of housing, businesses, and services around public transit stations. TOD also takes priority away from the personal automobile and allows us to walk and cycle in a connected city.

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Shipping containers and the pop up city

[ December 16, 2013; 9:00 pm; 9:00 pm; ] Shipping containers, a creative solution to pop-up city projects

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Future Smart Reads, 12 Aug 2012

Future Smart Reads, a weekly installment of articles that have grabbed our attention, from cities across the world. This week we only bring you three interesting links looking at Kenya’s Olympics bid, Gauteng’s public transport plan and a nice video on private vehicle usage.

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What do BRT station designs say about cities?

This month, Rouen Smit takes us on a BRT World Tour of station designs from every continent. Part 2 – North America

How Citizens built their own bicycle network

Mexico City’s government pledged in 2007 that it would build 300 km of bike lanes around the city by 2012. However, the city still only has 22.2 km because most money is allocated to car infrastructure, leaving aside non-motorized mobility. That’s why the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy and the National Network […]