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Public lectures at Department of Design

Read here about Department of Design’s exciting series of free public lectures, starting on Wednesday, July 9th at the Provenance Auction House in Gardens.

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Voices of the City: Papa Omotayo

This week, we interview Papa Omotayo, Architect and Lagos resident for 9 years.

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Voices of the City: Interview with Sharon Lewis

This week’s Voices of the City sees us learning more about Sharon Lewis of the Johannesburg Development Agency.

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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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Is Cape Town an “African” city? : An interview with South African travel writer Dawn Jorgensen

South African travel writer Dawn Jorgensen sits down with Our Future Cities and shares her perspective on whether Cape Town is an ‘African city.’

Soft Walls by Sydelle Willow Smith (photo by Anna Brown)

An art gallery for all? Signature public art project launches on the Sea Point Promenade

The art54 project that launched in Sea Point last week has opened dialogue between artists and government on the future of public art in Cape Town.

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Can Cape Town’s apartheid structure be undone?

How are Cape Town’s most urgent urban planning challenges being addressed by World Design Capital 2014?

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How will the Dutch help co-create a better Cape Town?

Department of Design opens on 8 July 2014 in 8 Vrede Street, in the Central Business District of Cape Town as the main highlight of the Dutch programme for World Design Capital 2014.

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Are green roofs the answer to creating sustainable livelihoods:Part 1

In Part 1 of a 4 part series, Karla Booysen explores “Green Urbanism”,the investment in infrastructure focusing on the greening of developments and how it can create sustainable livelihoods.

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What is the future of the Sea Point Promenade?

The Sea Point Promenade is one of Cape Town’s most diverse and frequented spaces. The city shares it’s plans to make the acclaimed public space ,even more pedestrian-friendly and green by 2017.