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Wall at Freedom Park, Lagos, the site of a former colonial prison

Voices of the City: Funke Makinwa | FUTURE LAGOS

This week we meet with Funke Makinwa, the founder and editor of Dynamic Africa, a platform that showcases cultural content and creative ventures from Africa and across the diaspora.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Photo Essay: How Warren Papier captures what you are missing

Architect and documentary photograph Warren Papier documents youth culture, street culture and minority movements.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Why young urbanists made their own city plan for Helsinki

Rashiq Fataar speaks to Timo Hämäläinen, a planning activist and urban blogger in Helsinki, Finland.

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Voices of the City: Anja van der Spuy

Voices of the City is a new, weekly feature that spotlights the everyday lives of our citizens, living and working in the city. By asking the same five questions to all our interviewees, we discover not only how our experiences of differ, but also what we share. It is a daunting task to try and capture the diverse […]

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Facebook reveals: Lagos leads global urban migration

Facebook data has revealed that Lagos has recorded the highest number of urban migration (movement/relocation of people from rural centres to urban cities) in the world

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A New Urban Image – what Instagram can tell about a city

Spatial transformations of a city need not only be physical. Sometimes they happen silently, visually, technologically or creatively.What can Instagram tell you about Joburg?

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Lagos Through My Lense: Devesh Uba

Devesh Uba (Snap it Oga) is fascinated with the smiles and culture of Nigeria. While living in Lagos, he captures the mosaic of human beings, colours and art using street photography.

Government should act on call for dialogue about cities

Future Cape Town and Future Johannesburg welcome the recent release of the discussion document “Towards an Integrated Urban Development Framework” by the Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

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Re-building our cities after the Apocalypse

Our recent #CityTalk discussed the idea of a city in a post-Apocalypse world. Here are our favourite ideas and case studies for re-building and re-organizing a city.

Taking future architecture to Cape Town’s future citizens

Future Cape Town has been announced as the social media and online partner for the Architecture ZA 2012 Biennial Festival, which is taking place at Cape Town City Hall from 14 until 16 September.