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Real-life development through serious gaming

 
Marcus Vlaar, creative director of Ranj Serious Games, wrapped up our Serious Games session. He explained that the use of gaming is in one’s ability to arrive at new solutions (but also to reveal new problems) that one may not have arrived at from more traditional methods of thinking. The objective of serious games is [...]

Town-Township-Connection

Can Cape Town’s apartheid structure be undone?

How are Cape Town’s most urgent urban planning challenges being addressed by World Design Capital 2014?

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Designing African Cities: Urban Planning Education In Nigeria

An Urban Renewal Master Plan for each of the 9 selected cities in Osun State. The Governor emphasized and re-emphasized that the type of plans he anticipated for each of these cities are not the types and models of New York, Washington, London or any other Euro-American cities. The plans were to reflect African cities realities and thus have relevance for the lives of the residents of these cities.

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Urban farms in Lagos – a feasible proposal?

Urban farming is a great idea. It is one way to address with land, agriculture and food security, but how can it be implemented in a city like Lagos. Tolu Ogulesi starts to look at solutions to this predicament.

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WATCH: China’s Empty Cities

Why are so many uninhabited cities still being built in China? Dateline returns to update one of its most watched stories, China’s Ghost Cities, to find out.

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World Design Capital 2014: A Dutch view on Cape Town

Cape Town is a good test case for ‘design’ to prove its relevance to social, cultural and economic development says Ekim Tian of Play the City.

Media Release: Future Cape Town Urban Design Policy Workshop Proceedings

On the 11th of May 2013, Future Cape Town co-hosted a discussion along with the Cape Town Institute for Architecture on the newly released for commentary Cape Town Urban Design Policy. This afternoon session took place at the offices for the Cape Town Institute for Architecture and included urban design and architecture professionals from local government, planning, development and architecture organizations, as well as researchers from Future Cape Town.

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Re-thinking a new Athens city centre

Re-thinking the city centre of Athens. The Onassis Foundation organized and funded a European Architectural Competition for the creation of a new city centre, a project centered around Panepistimiou Street.

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Why cities make people fat and sick

The food we eat is as diverse as the cultures and lifestyles of the people consuming it. But the issues underlying food run much deeper than the whims of our cultures or palates. Until now, the subject of food security has mostly been viewed as a rural issue, with research and development work honing in on subsistence farming. But with the massive influx into cities, the focus needs to shift to the metropolis.

The naturally-cooled desert skyscrapers of Shibam, Yemen date from the 16th century. Image: Skyscraper City

What does Dubai mean to the people that live there? Part 2

Brett Petzer shares perspectives on the spectacle that is Dubai, and what it means to the people that live there. Here is Part 2.