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FUTURE LAGOS | Rethinking the future of the Lagos lagoon

In an attempt to develop visionary perspectives for the future of Lagos, Nigerian experts and DASUDA launched a Lagos Lab earlier this summer.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | The trains for future of South Africa’s cities

The firsts new PRASA commuter trains produced at Alstom’s Lapa plant in Brazil will be ready by the end 2015.

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FUTURE LAGOS | Catching a Train in Lagos!

At present there is no train service that serves the masses in Lagos leaving road congested but the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) and Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) are introducing new services, new infrastructure that will cover Lagos and its suburbs.

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The Lagos Tour: How easy is it to walk around Lagos?

‘The Lagos Tour’ is a monthly feature from Future Lagos that will explore Lagos using photography. This month we examined the ease of pedestrian movement in Lagos.

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Why has our society become so isolated and distrusting?

As a society we are taught to distrust and isolate ourselves from strangers; yet this concept is flipped on its head as soon as we travel to a new place and become more open to exploration. How can we “unlearn” this tendency without having to leave the comfort of our own city?

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Voices of the City: Lola Adefope

This week Voices of the City features Lola Adefope, a creative soul who calls Lagos her home.

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Cape Town unveils 2032 transport plan

The new Integrated Public Transport Network Plan commits to providing improved access and quality to public transportation to all Capetonians by 2032.

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Voices of the City: Interview with Sharon Lewis

This week’s Voices of the City sees us learning more about Sharon Lewis of the Johannesburg Development Agency.

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Can transport and urban design “speak with each other”?

The design of our cities affects how we move around, and how we move around affects the design of our cities and ultimately, urban life. One city which has made major strides in getting transport and urban design to “speak with each other” is Toronto.

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Is Cape Town an “African” city? : An interview with South African travel writer Dawn Jorgensen

South African travel writer Dawn Jorgensen sits down with Our Future Cities and shares her perspective on whether Cape Town is an ‘African city.’