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FUTURE JOHANNESBURG | Why gated communities threaten democratic cities

How gated communities keep insiders in, outsiders out, and leave the national project on the back foot.

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This Week on Metropolist: No Space for Waste

Going green is everywhere. We try to eat organic foods,to save electricity, to cycle or walk instead of drive, all in an attempt to reduce our carbon footprint. Perhaps with all this talk on “re-use,reduce,recycle”, we’re even feeling a bit of Green fatigue at the moment.

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Measuring the liveability of cities

By Joe Peach at This Big City.
In recent years, cities have solidified their importance on a global scale, and citizens have become increasingly mobile alongside this. As a result, the search for the perfect place to settle, live and work has become something of an obsession to many. With so many options around, it is […]

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Cities and quality of life: Our next #CityTalk

Our next #CityTalk tackles the concept of “quality of life” looking at some of the most famous rankings and surveys.

Kickstarting the night-time economy of our cities

Streets are the most important of public places, yet Cape Town’s central city streets become void of life after dark. First Thursdays, the monthly event where art galleries and stores in the CBD stay open late, aims to change that by working with existing infrastructure.

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If Cape Town made Monocle’s liveable cities list

Every year Monocle magazine publishes its list of 25 most liveable cities. How does Cape Town compare to the this year’s top 25?