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Cape Mongo by Anton Scholtz (2) Infecting the City 2015

FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Q&A with Infecting the City curator, Jay Pather

[ March 9, 2015 6:00 am to March 14, 2015 8:00 pm. ] Rashiq Fataar has a chat with the Infecting The City curator, Jay Pather about this year’s event and the lessons thus far.

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Cities as the cure to disease and poverty

Can a city be an inherently more healthy place?

Health, by the World Health Organisation definition, is “not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”, but “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being”. Although often criticised, this definition is useful to broaden our perspectives and thinking on health – and urban planning.

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Mobility is key to every aspect of our lives, so why is it halted?

Some things will happen, no matter what procedural process or policies they are required to go through. So why then, has the MyCiTi bus system once again fallen victim to postponements, which is prohibiting competition, stifling economic progress and denying the right to decent transport.

In future, Cape Town must go up, but do so wisely

Future Cape Town welcomes the draft Tall Buildings Policy as put forward by the City of Cape Town, which aims to “provide guidance during the early phases of the design and planning process for tall buildings in Cape Town”.

Tall Buildings Week: A city undeserving of the World Design Capital title?

Tall Buildings Week consists a series of articles and blog posts focussed on the draft Tall Buildings Policy put forward by the City of Cape Town, which will “provide guidance during the early phases of the design and planning process for tall buildings in Cape Town”. The draft policy is available for perusal from 1 […]

Tall Buildings Week: The impact of Cape Town’s status quo on our future

Part 2: What could happen if we changed the status-quo?
Tall Buildings Week consists a series of articles and blog posts focussed on the draft Tall Buildings Policy put forward by the City of Cape Town, which will “provide guidance during the early phases of the design and planning process for tall buildings in Cape Town”. […]

Tall Buildings Week: The impact of Cape Town’s status quo on our future

by Andres de Wet
Part 1: The impact of the status-quo on Cape Town
The Status Quo in Cape Town
• There is a general aversion to taller buildings by the general public.• There is a general psychology amongst Capetonians that new equals heritage destruction.• There is a general possessiveness of “views of the mountain or sea.”• We […]