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Century City conference centre to open in February 2016

The Century City Conference Centre has a total capacity of 1900 guests across 20 venues. The Conference Centre and the 125 room hotel with ground floor restaurants and bistros will front onto a large square which is destined to become the “new commercial and hospitality hub of Century City”. The new hotel will bring the […]

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Development Updates

Stay up to date with how our city is building and being shaped by minor and major developments and redevelopments.


Cape Town public transport extends to Table Mountain

Cape Town’s MyCiTi system now connects Table Mountain to the rest of the MyCiTi system.

Dawn Jorgensen (photo by Dawn Jorgensen)

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.’


The emerging role of fashion tourism in Lagos, Nigeria

The fashion industry is a multibillion dollar industry globally and Kenya, Amsterdam, and South Africa have begun to look into this industry for economic gain. Nigeria is following suit.


Welcome to the Sharing City: get ready to share

Why should we share more as citizens? In the lead up to the New Cities Summit in Dallas in June 2014, we approached Molly Turner, Director of Public Policy and Civic Partnerships at Airbnb, to help us tackle our questions about the sharing city.


This Week on Metropolist: Cape Town Tourism

The New York Times article, 52 Places to go in 2014 placed Cape Town as the number one city to visit this year.

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This week on Metropolist: The face of cities

What or who is the face of the city, and how can architecture, tourism, branding and the people of a city contribute positively or negatively to that face? This and more on Metropolist this week.


Lagos, Africa’s Big Apple?

The Lagos State Government is keen to portray a Lagos that is the ultimate metropolis but what is your experience of Lagos?

David Adjaye’s £100m Hackney fashion hub

London Calling East

Minh Toan reflects on the tourist’s experience of the city and examines how spaces in London are adapting to an increasing number of visitors from the East.