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Parliament commissions study on whether it should move to Pretoria

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.

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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.

Architects Caroline Wuethrich and Geraldine Borio’s map over the 2011 Hong Kong protests

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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?

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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?

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Watch: Urban Brave – A new vision for Cape Town

Can Cape Town dare to be brave and carve a new vision?

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Africa-Brasil Dialogues Project

A platform for exchange between Brazil and some African countries, sharing and learning from social and design innovations.