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Community Aesthetics in Heliópolis

Heliópolis is known as one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in São Paulo, with 120,000 people living in an area of less than one square mile. Legend has it that architect Ruy Ohtake once called it the ugliest part of the city, prompting members of the UNAS community organization to ask him to help make it beautiful.

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9 ideas for better public participation

Future Cape Town hosted its third summit on the topic of public participation and engagement. Public engagement can be difficult, but when we brought together thought leaders from different sectors at our last summit it created a fertile ground for an amazing amount of ideas. Here we include nine ideas how to tackle public participation.

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Defending Cape Town’s Princess

A proposed shopping mall brings communities together to defend a historical body of water. Future Cape Town’s Rashiq Fataar interviews Bridget Pitt, representative of the Princess Vlei Forum, to begin to unpack the complexities of space, engagement around it, and a the role of design, as Cape Town prepares to claim its title as World Design Capital 2014.

The Engaged City: Submissions

Following our experience over the past year with the Your City Idea voting installation, a public engagement project, and our public space research project, Future Spaces, Future Cape Town intends to open the call for submissions for our compendium or report, The Engaged City.

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Medellin, Colombia: Why inclusivity and innovation are sparking urban renewal (Part 2)

Medellin is a city that has achieved a lot in the last 20 years. It has transcended its difficult past and become a better integrated, more accessible and safer place to live than before. It is no longer the ‘no-go’ city for Colombians, tourists and businesses that it once was. Today Medellin is a bustling, cosmopolitan city with a good transport system that is clean, efficient and integrated. What role did inclusivity and innovation play in the urban renewal?