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The future of Salt River: architecture students investigate research platforms for emerging technologies| FUTURE CAPE TOWN

The third year students of the school of architecture at the University of Cape Town spent 2015 envisioning the future of Salt River. Here are some of their findings and design proposals.

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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.

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FUTURE LAGOS | Development Updates

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

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Using technology to conceptualise the future of Wingfield

Presenting its interactive digital urban design tools, DASUDA found collaborative partners in local experts, organisations and City of Cape Town representatives.

Cape Town city bowl. Photo by Mike Smuts (InsideSouthAfrica). License Creative Commons.

7 ideas to tackle urban sprawl

From the first Future Cape Town Summit, covering Urban Sprawl: 7 major highlights and ideas on the contextual constraints of Cape Town and possible future steps toward denser inclusive communities.

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Connection is key: lessons from the Africa Urban Infrastructure Summit

Relationship building and citizen engagement are vital for ensuring the sustainable growth of African cities in the future. Urban Africa’s Ifeoma Ebo reports on the Africa Urban Infrastructure Summit held in Cape Town in April.

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10 reasons why Bellville could boom or bust

Could Bellville become Cape Town’s next improvement district success story, or are there too many challenges? Read our five reasons why this plan has the potential to succeed and five weaknesses that might prevent it.

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Velodrome development to build business district

A proposed 11.5 ha development around the Bellville Velodrome, called the Galleria, is now going to council for approval. It aims to introduce the concept of New Urbanism to the northern suburbs and become the catalyst for a second Cape Town CBD.

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The future of Gulf Cities

An expert hearing on regenerative urban development in the Gulf taking place in Dubai? Isn’t that a contradiction in itself? Well, 45 international participants from politics, practitioners, academia, business and civil society concluded after three days of intense discussion: there is no better place to discuss the future of Gulf cities than Dubai.

The hyphotetical South African City

The South African Financial and Fiscal Commission (FFC), has developed a ‘hypothetical’ South African city based on the major characteristics shared by South African cities.