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Manenberg Urban Renewal Plan development Update

Manenberg Urban Transformation: “Historic plans” unveiled

The “Historic Plans” for Manenberg; a community action plan and a public investment framework; have been announced.

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Turning the tide on urban decay

In early 2012, the City of Cape Town tasked the Mayoral Urban Regeneration Programme (MURP) with resuscitating areas which had suffered under years of urban decay through efforts focused on improving safety and security, the quality of life and rectifying various socio-economic ills left behind in the wake of apartheid. We reflect on the opportunities and challenges of this massive task.

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Ekumenopolis: A film on urban development in Istanbul

The 2011 documentary film, Ek├╝menopolis by Imre Azem, presents a picture of the state of urban planning and development leading up to today’s current protests in Gezi Park.

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Medellin, Colombia: Why inclusivity and innovation are sparking urban renewal (Part 2)

Medellin is a city that has achieved a lot in the last 20 years. It has transcended its difficult past and become a better integrated, more accessible and safer place to live than before. It is no longer the ‘no-go’ city for Colombians, tourists and businesses that it once was. Today Medellin is a bustling, cosmopolitan city with a good transport system that is clean, efficient and integrated. What role did inclusivity and innovation play in the urban renewal?

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Medellin, Colombia: Why inclusivity and innovation are sparking urban renewal (Part 1)

Medellin is a city that has achieved a lot in the last 20 years. It has transcended its difficult past and become a better integrated, more accessible and safer place to live than before. It is no longer the ‘no-go’ city for Colombians, tourists and businesses that it once was. Today Medellin is a bustling, cosmopolitan city with a good transport system that is clean, efficient and integrated. What role did inclusivity and innovation play in the urban renewal?

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On Gentrifying Neighbourhoods in Berlin and Cape Town

Gentrification. A seemingly uneasy word in the attempt to regenerate and build cities. Michellene Williams explores and contrasts the challenges and opportunities of Berlin, and how Cape Town could learn from this experience.

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Future Smart Reads, 30 Sept 2012

From Detroit to Cape Town, here are the articles and ideas which grabbed our attention in the past 2 weeks.