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Traffic at a roundabout in on Lagos Island

FUTURE LAGOS | Towards adaptive traffic management solutions for Lagos

“Lagos could do with an adaptive traffic control system, as its traffic wardens and signal infrastructure are over-burdened by congestion and rush-hour travel.” 

Rush hour traffic on Ikorodu Road, Lagos

Road traffic management is an important point of discussion in many cities around the world. We investigate global developments in congestion reduction and makes suggestions on how some […]

City of Cape Town invites tenders for 80 tuk-tuk licences

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The tender for the provision of tuk-tuk public transport services was issued on Friday 15 April 2016 by Transport for Cape Town, the City’s transport authority.
‘We want to use this tender process to appoint public transport operators who will operate 80 tuk-tuk vehicles across eight areas in Cape Town […]


The future of city energy systems : Beyond minimising energy use | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

New York City’s 10-year plan to improve the energy efficiency by reducing building-based emissions 30% by 2025


Voices of the city : Misha Teasdale | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

“I feel like we are innovating all over the place. Like we are a melting pot of creative cultures all making epic things happen.”


Cape Town plans to introduce electric buses


The City of Cape Town says it will next month advertise a multimillion-rand tender for the procurement of a fleet of 12m-long electric buses, in line with its commitment to lowering carbon emissions. The city is also considering electric double-decker buses for longer distance trips. The tender, worth R50m over two years, specifies that the electric buses […]


FUTURE JOBURG | The fluid future of Johannesburg’s 2060 city: The Modderfontein smart city

Joseph Spring interrogates the Modderfontein Smart City, a massive 1600-hectare piece of land now owned by Chinese development firm Zendai, juxtaposed with the Modderfontein Nature Reserve.

Rendering of a Neighborhood Hotspot

FUTURE LAGOS | Part 1: How to live and work with water in the future city

Unearthing some guiding principles that will promote a sufficient and respectful engagement of people living with water in the Lagos context.


FUTURE CAPE TOWN | 5 South African architecture firm entries for the Guggenheim Helsinki

We take a look at some of the proposals by South African architecture firms for the proposed Guggenheim museum in Helsinki.


FUTURE CAPE TOWN |China designs the world’s first hydrogen tram

China has unveiled the world’s first hydrogen fueled tram.

Future Cape Town ranked 77 on global sustainability influencer list

Future Cape Town, a platform for dialogue on Cape Town’s urban future, has been ranked no. 77 on the Future Cities Top 500 list of urban sustainability influencers according to the SustMeme rankings.