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Voices of the City: Anja van der Spuy

Voices of the City is a new, weekly feature that spotlights the everyday lives of our citizens, living and working in the city. By asking the same five questions to all our interviewees, we discover not only how our experiences of differ, but also what we share. It is a daunting task to try and capture the diverse […]

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Thesis Thursday: Tunnel Vision

Thesis Thursday is an architectural series showcasing a selection of dissertations produced by the UCT M.Arch (prof) graduates of 2013. Week 2: Christo investigates infrastructural opportunism through an architectural lense.

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Case Study: The Berg River – Reconnecting the urban fabric of Paarl

Paarl, the 3rd largest town in the Western Cape, faces numerous urban challenges, as do many South African towns and cities. In our first look at smaller urban entities in the Western Cape; we examine the Berg River corridor, the backbone of Paarl, and reimagine its structure, historic divisive planning and its future potential as an economic growth node in the Winelands.