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5 ideas to shape the future of housing in South Africa | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

“Co-creating the future of housing South Africa” successfully engaged dialogue among government officials, private sector designers, and NGO leaders in the housing industry to collaboratively form key lessons to move forward South Africa’s housing crisis.

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Co-creating the future of housing in South Africa : An event review | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

On the 16th of March 2016, Future Cape Town in partnership with Urban – Think Tank, DesingSpaceAfrica and dhk Architects and Urban Designers hosted a Forum on Housing in South Africa on the top floor of the Media 24 building in Cape Town. Here are our impressions in a nutshell:

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Guy Briggs calls for social housing to bring Cape Town out of its apartheid history| FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Guy Briggs, Head of Urban Design at dhk Architects, talks to Weekend-Argus about the urgency and importance of social housing to bring Cape Town out of its current reality of spatial inequality, and its apartheid history.

Planning work for the future of the Athlone Power Station site to commence

Mayoral committee member for energy, environmental and spatial planning Johan van der Merwe told Weekend Argus this week that the call for tenders for urban planning, engineering and other technical services in the predevelopment phase of the project was expected to be announced early this year.
Work on the 36ha site is expected to continue for […]

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Why young urbanists made their own city plan for Helsinki

Rashiq Fataar speaks to Timo Hämäläinen, a planning activist and urban blogger in Helsinki, Finland.

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FUTURE LAGOS | The Lagos Tour: Roundabouts, Bridges, and Bottlenecks

‘The Lagos Tour’ is a monthly feature from Future Lagos that explores the city using photography and this month we have looked at mobility between Lekki Peninsula and other parts of Lagos.

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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 […]

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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.