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Young people building a new vision for Port Elizabeth : Young Urbanists meet in Nelson Mandela Bay

On September, Port Elizabeth had the opening of a new Young Urbanists chapter

A Victory for Social Housing on the Tafelberg Site

According to the Western Cape government, 270 residential rental units for households earning under R7,500 a month could be built on the old Tafelberg school site.

Moving Parliament from Cape Town to Pretoria: Treasury crunches the numbers

Since Jacob Zuma’s SOTN address in February, the debate over moving Parliament to Pretoria has reignited and feasibility studies have been conducted.

FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Hillbrow, a community centre and the future: Interview with Thomas Chapman

Rashiq Fataar chats with Thomas Chapman the founder of Local Studio about the recently completed and award-winning Hillbrow community centre.

Archive : Why mapping our cities can help us plan the future : Introducing the Atlas of Social Maps|FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Social Life created an Atlas of Social Maps, a database of social mapping examples, tools, and methods that can help us find new perspectives on urban social life and social innovation in cities.

FUTURE CAPE TOWN | How a building can communicate the spatial and social violence in South Africa

A young architect confronts the social and spatial inequality that still plagues the city by proposing an evocative experience through design of the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation.

FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Photo Essay: Why city street level matters

Freelance street photographer David van der Want observes the streets of Cape Town and communicates something about the places and spaces people use.

The world’s best social housing projects?

A universal problem facing cities worldwide today is mass social housing. This issue manifests differently in different places: in some cases, housing built on modernist principles has proven unsustainable and socially problematic

Medellin, Colombia: Why inclusivity and innovation are sparking urban renewal (Part 2)

Medellin is a city that has achieved a lot in the last 20 years. It has transcended its difficult past and become a better integrated, more accessible and safer place to live than before. It is no longer the ‘no-go’ city for Colombians, tourists and businesses that it once was. Today Medellin is a bustling, cosmopolitan city with a good transport system that is clean, efficient and integrated. What role did inclusivity and innovation play in the urban renewal?

Medellin, Colombia: Why inclusivity and innovation are sparking urban renewal (Part 1)

Medellin is a city that has achieved a lot in the last 20 years. It has transcended its difficult past and become a better integrated, more accessible and safer place to live than before. It is no longer the ‘no-go’ city for Colombians, tourists and businesses that it once was. Today Medellin is a bustling, cosmopolitan city with a good transport system that is clean, efficient and integrated. What role did inclusivity and innovation play in the urban renewal?