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Your City Idea on Church Square 17 May 2013. Photo by Marshall Viljoen

Participating in planning our cities: Our next #CityTalk

Often city development in its many forms is seen as top down job exclusively done by professionals in many fields such as infrastructure, policy, architecture, etc. However, lesser known and increasing in practice, are those processes that make the citizen the expert and main agent of transformation. Join our next #CityTalk this Wednesday.
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How informal settlements are being transformed into dignified spaces

There is a growing recognition that new way of delivering services in informal settlements are needed. The re-blocking of Kuku Town is an example of alternative ways of thinking through quality of place, safety and security through improved settlement layouts, and better located services.

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The Start of a Future – The South African City Futures Project

The South African City Futures Project is a collaborative research project led by the South African Cities Network (SACN), in conjunction with the African Centre for Cities, Architects’ Collective and various partners.
The project is funded by the Johannesburg Development Agency and the Nelson Mandela Bay Development Agency.
The project is headed by Osmond Lange Architects & […]

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Case Study: 100% Renewable Energy – Part 1

If human beings are to preserve modernity and planetary habitability, we must soon shift to 100% renewable energy in all sectors. A fossil-free energy system is the only way forward as it results in socio-economic development and regional value creation. Anna Leindreiter explores the possibilities.