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Why cities should learn from nature : The case for biomimicry | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Can cities learn from nature? Shannon Royden-Turner unpacks the principles of biomimicry as a way to effectively and sustainably move cities forward.

Co-designing the future of Trafalgar Park with Square One Landscape Architects | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Mark Saint Pôl of Square One Landscape Architects explains how Trafalgar Park, the 3 hectare park located between Woodstock and District 6, presented “a unique opportunity to create a unifying civic space in a physically and financially divided community”.

Protecting Lagos’ Threatened Ecosystems

Man versus Nature – As Lagos keeps growing and threatening the wetlands and forests how will this affect the ecosystems?

Gallery: Kirstenbosch Treetop Walkway “Boomslang” is open

The much anticipated Boomslang is now open to the public, the wheelchair friendly walkway provides magnificent views from the treetops of Table Mountain and the Cape Flats.

WATCH: Why cities need a vision?

“The future of cities is essential to the future of nature on earth.” says ecologist Eric Sanderson.

Cities embracing nature

From Paris to Cape Town, Montreal to Singapore, here are some cities embracing nature through their project.

Development of the Week: Kirstenbosch Tree Canopy Walkway

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, in line with the leading botanical gardens of the world, is constantly striving to give its visitors the fullest experience of the biodiversity, complexity and beauty of its resources.

Garden Roofs: Local Realities

Garden Roofs: International Inspirations explored the overarching benefits of garden roofs by touching on some of the most inspirational garden roof projects across the globe. It essentially raised a rather open-ended question surrounding the potential role of garden roofs in creating a more sustainable and liveable Cape Town. Karla Booysen approached Jaco Ferreira from Advanced Green Roofs (AGR), an organisation specialising in the distribution of garden roofs in and around Cape Town, US and Canada, to shed some light on the subject.

Parks and Re-Creation: The Revitalizing Power of Parks in Cities

Amidst the automobile infested concrete space of most modern cities, are spaces which allow for community to really happen.

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