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Voortrekker Road Corridor holds the key for Cape Town’s future growth | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

National Government and City of Cape Town are collaborating to spatially transform the Voortrekker Road Corridor, an area which has all the ingredients and potential to influence the greater future of Cape Town.

Making Urbanism Work for Africa

WATCH : Making Urbanism Work for Africa

Africa’s urban population is set to double within the next 25 years. Cities’ populations are growing while the urban landscape is sprawling and manufacturing markets are not keep up to the employment supply. But there is opportunity to learn.

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INFOGRAPHIC: 6 Cities in Europe that Offer the Best Cultural Experiences.

Did you know that London has been rated as the 55th most livable city in the world, or that Paris has the highest number of Michelin starred restaurants? Barcelona ranks in as the city with the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites and Amsterdam is the birthplace of Vincent van Gogh and Ann Frank. This infographic, created by our friends over at HouseTrip, offers an array of fascinating facts about the six most culturally appealing cities in Europe.

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The housing conundrum facing Cape Town

South Africa’s developmental landscape is beginning to resemble the fictional nation of Panem in the Hunger Games, where major cities or The Capital are advanced, whilst the rural and marginal provincial areas get left far behind.

Cape Town city bowl. Photo by Mike Smuts (InsideSouthAfrica). License Creative Commons.

Infographic: Fastest Growing African Cities

This is the second in a series of infographics presented by the UIU team on urban issues in Africa and the rest of the world. At 3.9% per year (World Bank), Africa’s urban population growth rate is the highest in the world. In 2010 47 cities in Africa had a populations of over one million and this is continuing to grow.

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Healthy African Cities

Notwithstanding improvements, urban health in Africa remains a particular challenge, with 70% of urban dwellers living in informal settlements, facing multiple disease burdens. How might we move towards healthy African cities?

The documentary ‘Thinking Cities’ deals with one of the most dramatic societal trends ha

The documentary ‘Thinking Cities’ deals with one of the most dramatic societal trends happening today: urbanization. The world population is expected to soar to more than 9 billion people by 2050, with roughly 70 percent living in cities. At the same time, Information Communications Technology (ICT) is extending its reach.
These parallel […]

Design Exchange Panel: Using design to meet the challenges of a growing urban world

As residents of informal settlements collaborate more and more with designers, governments, and organizations, truly innovative solutions and ideas are emerging. This panel featuring exhibition participants will discuss what they are doing to meet the demands of growing urban populations and new economies.
Panelists include representatives from:

Benjamin Bradlow, Shack/Slumdwellers International
Roelf Mulder, …XYZ Design/Design with Africa
Anna […]