Sustainability is no longer a ‘buzz’ word. It is, or it should be, an established imbued path of our design, our lifestyle, our ethics. AfriSam and SAIA are making sure we keep our marriage between architecture and sustainability a string and nurturing bond,
From the 4th – 6th February 2014, the city of Johannesburg was the proud host of the 5th Biennial C40 Cities Mayor’s Summit on global climate change. The event was a get together of the C40 mayors from the major and smaller cities of the world to address issues of climate change and to exchange ideas.
[ February 8, 2014 11:00 am to February 12, 2014 5:00 pm. ] As one of the Danish contributions to Cape Town as World Design Capital in 2014, we are proud to inform that the exhibition ”Copenhagen Solutions” will be on public display in Cape Town from 8th to 12th February 2014 at The Bank, 71- 73 Harrington Street, Cape Town.
Our Capetonian in Copenhagen, Justine Bell shares her lessons from Copenhagen for Cape Town.
Recently, the future of Cape Town was officially compromised when the seemingly concrete decision of resisting urban sprawl by retaining the integrity of Cape Town’s urban edge was reversed by Anton Bredell, Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning. The edge of Cape Town has now officially been pushed out to encompass lands on the Cape Farms area.
Andy Le May presented on the possibility and the viability of a transport future dominated by electric vehicles at our previous Bold City mini-conference. The long standing and dominant issue with electric vehicles is in how to repower electric vehicles or EV.
Cycling in the City is a special Transport Month 2013 feature interviewing cyclists about their experiences as a cyclist in different communities and cities.
Urban design isn’t easy, so when we find a way to make cities work, we often stick with it for a decent chunk of time. Throughout history, urban planners have presented different ideas on how to design successful cities, and their impact is still being felt today. This infographic looks at how ten urban planners have shaped cities, including London, Paris and Washington D.C.
Mounting evidence shows that high density development in inner areas performs very poorly in terms of resource consumption and greenhouse emissions. The idea that outer suburbs are inherently less sustainable than inner ones doesn’t bear scrutiny. The key question is not where we accommodate growth; it’s our slavish pursuit of growth itself.
If there’s one good thing to come out of the recent controversy around the Philippi Horticultural Area, it is that more people now know that it exists. Whether the redrawing of the urban edge and subsequent development goes ahead or not, it’s worth considering the tremendous opportunities that lie in this hidden gem of Cape Town.