South Africa is not a country of cars. In fact, the majority do not own cars. Brett Petzer makes the case for cycling, and why it should matter to the future planning of South African cities.
“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 […]
The city council’s mayoral committee has adopted a new, long-term spatial and transport plan aimed at making the city more compact, denser and concentrated around efficient and affordable public transport.
“Emotions run high in Lagos and you are always driven to feel angry, or frustrated, but it takes a lot of personal effort to channel that into some kind of creativity.”
This week we meet with Ladipo Eso, the Lagos-based rapper who channels his experiences of the city into creative vignettes and wordplay.
Voices of the City is […]
This is the vision for a section of the Cape Town CBD for the year 2030 by Makeka Design Lab. The idea is the brain child of Mokena Makeka, the Principal and Creative Director of Makeka Design Lab.
In 2011, a R80 billion regeneration project for the Cape Town Station precinct and more than 50 hectares […]
Stay up to date with how our city is building and being shaped by minor and major developments and redevelopments.
Sean Dayton questions a disturbing phenomenon in Cape Town: nowhere spaces designed to help serial killers get away with murder.
In an attempt to develop visionary perspectives for the future of Lagos, Nigerian experts and DASUDA launched a Lagos Lab earlier this summer.
In this funny and thought-provoking talk, Janette Sadik-Khan, transportation commissioner of New York City, shares projects that have reshaped street life in the 5 boroughs, including pedestrian zones in Times Square, high-performance buses and a 6,000-cycle-strong bike share. Her mantra: Do bold experiments that are cheap to try out.
The firsts new PRASA commuter trains produced at Alstom’s Lapa plant in Brazil will be ready by the end 2015.