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Why cities should learn from nature : The case for biomimicry | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Can cities learn from nature? Shannon Royden-Turner unpacks the principles of biomimicry as a way to effectively and sustainably move cities forward.

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Sanitation Solutions: Interview with David Auerbach

The New Cities Summit kicks off in Dallas today and our Director, Rashiq Fataar, sits down with the co-founder of Sanergy, David Auerbach, to discuss solutions to sanitation challenges in Africa.

Design Exchange Panel: Using design to meet the challenges of a growing urban world

As residents of informal settlements collaborate more and more with designers, governments, and organizations, truly innovative solutions and ideas are emerging. This panel featuring exhibition participants will discuss what they are doing to meet the demands of growing urban populations and new economies.
Panelists include representatives from:

Benjamin Bradlow, Shack/Slumdwellers International
Roelf Mulder, …XYZ Design/Design with Africa
Anna […]

New Khayelitsha District Hospital gets solar and wind energy!

The new Khayelitsha District Hospital (which will be commissioned by mid-2011) has become one of the first newly constructed government buildings to join the global initiative to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions at its facilities by installing a solar and wind grid-connected power plant.
Power Solutions (Pty) Ltd is in the process of designing and […]