"resources" tag

Planning work for the future of the Athlone Power Station site to commence

Mayoral committee member for energy, environmental and spatial planning Johan van der Merwe told Weekend Argus this week that the call for tenders for urban planning, engineering and other technical services in the predevelopment phase of the project was expected to be announced early this year.
Work on the 36ha site is expected to continue for […]


FUTURE CAPE TOWN |Expo Milano 2015 : How to feed our planet of 7 billion people

Expo Milano 2015 is described as a proces of active participation among a large number of players around the theme of Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. It is open from May 1 to October 31, 2015.


FUTURE CAPE TOWN | After Eskom: How can South African cities power their future

Almost 8 years after the last loadshedding in South Africa, the Eskom debacle has once again dominated the national agenda and media. With the eye of the word on South Africa, how can cities start to lead and invest in new ideas, innovations and ways to power their long term future.


Urban sprawl isn’t to blame: unsustainable cities are the product of growth fetish

Mounting evidence shows that high density development in inner areas performs very poorly in terms of resource consumption and greenhouse emissions. The idea that outer suburbs are inherently less sustainable than inner ones doesn’t bear scrutiny. The key question is not where we accommodate growth; it’s our slavish pursuit of growth itself.


Resourcefulness, not resources, key to driving South Africa’s economic growth

[ May 14, 2013; 10:00 am; ] Key takeaways from a recent presentation from Dr. Maphai and Dr. Akinyemi’s at Accelerate Cape Town on job creation, development, and innovation in Cape Town.


What are the missing pieces of the urban puzzle in Cities?

by Richard Palmer
The start of 2012 in Cape Town has seen a huge focus on urban and design issues; Design Indaba, Future Cape Town, the Cape Town Partnership, Modila Trust, Portside, 22 on Bree, Convention Centre Phase II and the City of Cape Town tenders for urban renewal nodes in Kapteinsklip and Athlone Power Station […]