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London's evolving skyline. Source: raph.ae// flickr

WATCH: The Towers Debate: Does London need more tall buildings?

Watch a key debate on one of the biggest issues facing the future of London’s built environment. To rise up and up or to continue to build the urban fabric at a scale and height

School in Limpopo

Future Smart Reads, 28 October 2012

From beautiful, sustainable schools in South Africa to a cloud-like waterfront for Serbia to street art, these are the articles and ideas which grabbed our attention in the past week.

Joint Media Update: Review of CTICC East tower height welcomed

Future Cape Town welcomes the decision by the City of Cape Town to reconsider their amendment to the height restriction on the proposed development of the CTICC east tower.

Portside May Latest

Portside, Cape Town: Architects and Engineers share their ideas

[ June 19, 2012; 5:30 pm to 8:01 pm. ]

Designed jointly by DHK and Louis Karol Architects the 148-metre Portside will be the highest building in Cape Town’s CBD, the first new skyscraper since 1993. The design had to include such diverse requirements as sensitivity to the local the historical and environmental context, follow green building principles and meet seismic requirements.

Join in for an event […]

In future, Cape Town must go up, but do so wisely

Future Cape Town welcomes the draft Tall Buildings Policy as put forward by the City of Cape Town, which aims to “provide guidance during the early phases of the design and planning process for tall buildings in Cape Town”.

Cities and Tall Buildings: 5 views rethinking the challenges and opportunities

Tall Buildings Week consists a series of articles, and media, focused on the draft Tall Buildings Policy put forward by the City of Cape Town, which will “provide guidance during the early phases of the design and planning process for tall buildings in Cape Town”. The draft policy is available for perusal from 1 March […]

Excitement about Portside turns to suspicion

Statement prepared by Andres de Wet (Founder, Breede Valley Partnership) and Issued by Andres de Wet and Rashiq Fataar (Editor, Future Cape Town)

Pavements in Sky

Tall Buildings Week: Pavements in the sky?

Tall Buildings Week consists a series of articles and blog posts focused on the draft Tall Buildings Policy put forward by the City of Cape Town, which will “provide guidance during the early phases of the design and planning process for tall buildings in Cape Town”. The draft policy is available for perusal from 1 […]

Tall Buildings Week: 3 Skyscraper ideas that could change the world – eVolo

Tall Buildings Week consists a series of articles and blog posts focused on the draft Tall Buildings Policy put forward by the City of Cape Town, which will “provide guidance during the early phases of the design and planning process for tall buildings in Cape Town”. The draft policy is available for perusal from 1 […]

Tall Buildings Week: Sustainability priority – Density or Energy Consumption

Tall Buildings Week consists a series of articles and blog posts focussed on the draft Tall Buildings Policy put forward by the City of Cape Town, which will “provide guidance during the early phases of the design and planning process for tall buildings in Cape Town”. The draft policy is available for perusal from 1 […]