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Cape Town 160412 City Life feature.  Urban planner Guy Briggs at DHK Architects in Green Point.  Story by Michael Morris.    Photo by Michael Walker

Guy Briggs calls for social housing to bring Cape Town out of its apartheid history| FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Guy Briggs, Head of Urban Design at dhk Architects, talks to Weekend-Argus about the urgency and importance of social housing to bring Cape Town out of its current reality of spatial inequality, and its apartheid history.

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 […]

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FUTURE JOBURG | How Bree street in Joburg reveals potential for new forms of urbanity to emerge?

Spatial analysis of Bree Street in Johannesburg questions the universality of globalisation and reveals potential for new forms of urbanity to emerge

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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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Vote: The Wescape Development

The controversial Wescape development has move one step closer as amendments to the urban edge are approved. Vote in our poll.

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Case Study: The Berg River – Reconnecting the urban fabric of Paarl

Paarl, the 3rd largest town in the Western Cape, faces numerous urban challenges, as do many South African towns and cities. In our first look at smaller urban entities in the Western Cape; we examine the Berg River corridor, the backbone of Paarl, and reimagine its structure, historic divisive planning and its future potential as an economic growth node in the Winelands.