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Key ideas for the future of Cape Town : Presentation at the City of Cape Town 2016 IDP Hearings

Read our submission to the City of Cape Town as part of the 2016 Integrated Development Plan hearings.

Why knowledge matters in architecture? A review of the lecture by Caroline Bos of UNStudio

A review of the lecture by UNStudio’s co-founder Caroline Bos on the role of knowledge in architecture, and the new book ‘Knowledge Matters’.

Design Competition reimagines Sea Point Library square : An interview with the winning team, Craft of Architecture (CoA)

Craft of Architecture (CoA), a local design firm won the design competition to reimagine and redesign the Sea Point Library square. Read our interview with Michal Korycki.

Design by activism: How we can use our public spaces to create change | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

We look back on our the event on the role and impact of activism in the shaping of the future of public spaces in South Africa.

African cities and the future of public spaces : Why our thinking must shift | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

We look back at the event on African cities and their public spaces, as part of the ‘Future of Public Space’ event series.

Co-designing the future of Trafalgar Park with Square One Landscape Architects | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Mark Saint Pôl of Square One Landscape Architects explains how Trafalgar Park, the 3 hectare park located between Woodstock and District 6, presented “a unique opportunity to create a unifying civic space in a physically and financially divided community”.

The future of Salt River: architecture students investigate research platforms for emerging technologies| FUTURE CAPE TOWN

The third year students of the school of architecture at the University of Cape Town spent 2015 envisioning the future of Salt River. Here are some of their findings and design proposals.

Reflecting on Urban Play in Denmark

Ways in which designers, artists and city inhabitants are challenging this traditional view of urban space as something to be passively observed from a distance.

On Joburgs Streets: A Walk Down Queen Street

In the latest post of Urban Joburg’s “Joburg streets” series, they take a walk down the rather schizophrenic high street on one of Joburg’s oldest suburbs

Pop-Up Planning: New Methods for Transforming the Public Process

Calling all urban planners and designers of the public realm! It’s time to turn the traditional planning process on its head! Want to liven up the planning process? Well pop a ‘Pop-Up’ into it and see what happens.

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