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From Lisbon to Cape Town – 6 urban ideas for the Mother City (Part 2)

Reflecting on a 3 month stay in Lisbon, Janine Loubser, an urban planner returns to Cape Town, with inspiring ideas and lessons for the Mother City (Part 2).

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Rotterdam to Cape Town : an interview with Hedwig Crooijmans-Lemmer | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Future Cape Town hears about how public spaces compare between Cape Town and Rotterdam from the dutch born Hedwig Crooijmans-Lemmer

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Who owns the space? A collaborative future for public spaces | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

The third and final ‘The Future of Public Space’ discussed the control and ownership of public spaces with experts to analyse the current and potential roles for stakeholders to deliver better public spaces.

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Voices of the city: Shuaib Philander | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

This week in we talk to Shuaib Philander, a member of 20sk8, a skate group which was featured in the short film Jas Boude about how he views Cape Town.

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EVENT : The future of public space III: Who owns the space?

[ June 8, 2016; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] The third “Future of Public Spaces” event will explore how control and ownership among various sectors is shaping the future of public spaces.

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Why activism matters when designing public space | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

On May 4th, Future Cape Town and the Urban Design Institute of South Africa, platformed an event to discuss the future of public spaces and the vital role which activism plays to drive it forward.

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City completes R10,5 million upgrade of Langa Station South public space

In March 2016, the City of Cape Town completed an upgrade of the Langa Station South public open at a cost of more than R10.5 million.

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EVENT | The future of public space II : Design by Activism

The second event in the series ‘The future of public space’ will consider the role and impact of activism in the shaping the future of public spaces in South Africa and the potential for sustainable, long-term, systemic change.

In March 2016 the Western Cape government launched the first 50 of 384 planned public access Wi-Fi hotspots.

Western Cape government keeps launching public access wifi-hotspots

On 16 March 2016 the Western Cape government, in partnership with Neotel, launched the first 50 of 384 planned public access Wi-Fi hotspots.

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WATCH: Facing East: Chinese Urbanism in Africa | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

A photographic exhibition of Chinese urbanism in Africa. This exhibition was open to the public with the aims of broadening one’s knowledge on the China-Africa relationship with regards to the impact China has on the African continent.