Future Cape Town asks Twitter how the industrial neighbourhood of Paarden Eiland can reinvent itself to contribute to the future of the city.
What is a resilient city? A sustainable city? A smart city? Cities are in the spotlight with much discussion and debate around cities and their longevity but is all this hype just a passing trend? In a world that is changing rapidly, we have these complex city networks that are being dissected by urban planners,architects and academics.
On 24 August 2013, Future Cape Town hosted its second mini-conference under the theme OPEN CITY at Cape Town City Hall, as part of the Open Design Festival.
Every third Wednesday of the month This Big City and Future Cape Town host our #citytalk tweetchat. These discussions are always based around a theme related to sustainable cities, with last week’s chat asking how can we design better cities?
We hosted the latest chapter in our #citytalk tweetchat series earlier this week in collaboration with Oxfam UK’s Asia Dialogue, and it was a great success. The discussion had over 100 participants and reached over 200,000 Twitter users, with different views and experiences shared as we discussed the issues surrounding our six questions.
Here’s some of the highlights.
“By Joe Peach”