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EVENT : The Future of Public Space I : African cities and public spaces

Future Cape Town, and the Urban Design Institute of South Africa (UDISA) present the event series ‘The future of public space’. On Monday, 04 April, the first series will be held at 71 Hout st and will address the topic of the Future of Public Space through presentations, short films, and a panel discussion.

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Sanitation Solutions: Interview with David Auerbach

The New Cities Summit kicks off in Dallas today and our Director, Rashiq Fataar, sits down with the co-founder of Sanergy, David Auerbach, to discuss solutions to sanitation challenges in Africa.

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Building the City of the Future, Today, in the Developing World

In Nairobi, 75% of the population lives on 5% of the land – these are the informal settlements, which lack basic services and security. Read how Sanergy is addressing these important issues in Africa.

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WATCH: How African cities have grown over 200 years

Watch how some of Africa’s largest and most important cities have grown in the last 150 to 200 years in just over 30 seconds. Recognise anything interesting in how your city has grown?

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Considering African urban utopias

Satellite cities, ecovillages, and ‘lifestyle estates’ are examples of African urban experiments. The effects of these African city Utopias needs to be considered and questioned.

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The Cities This Week: Edition 46

News and views from cities around the word this week.

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The Cities This Week: Edition 40

News and views from cities around the world this week.

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The Cities This Week: Edition 34

News and views from cities around the world this week.

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The Cities This Week: Edition 28

News and views from cities around the world this week.

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Finding Safety at a Public Bathroom in Nairobi’s Kibera Slum

Following this week’s commentary on sanitation solutions for Cape Town. PRI’s The World gives us a look at a group of women in Nairobi who have collaborated to offer their community a clean and safe public bathroom.