“Lagos could do with an adaptive traffic control system, as its traffic wardens and signal infrastructure are over-burdened by congestion and rush-hour travel.”
Rush hour traffic on Ikorodu Road, Lagos
Road traffic management is an important point of discussion in many cities around the world. We investigate global developments in congestion reduction and makes suggestions on how some […]
Harvard GSD Options Studio students explore planning for conservation in Agra and explore how to sustainably integrate tourism, local communities and cultural heritage.
On 16 March 2016 the Western Cape government, in partnership with Neotel, launched the first 50 of 384 planned public access Wi-Fi hotspots.
Africa’s urban population is set to double within the next 25 years. Cities’ populations are growing while the urban landscape is sprawling and manufacturing markets are not keep up to the employment supply. But there is opportunity to learn.
“Emotions run high in Lagos and you are always driven to feel angry, or frustrated, but it takes a lot of personal effort to channel that into some kind of creativity.”
This week we meet with Ladipo Eso, the Lagos-based rapper who channels his experiences of the city into creative vignettes and wordplay.
Voices of the City is […]
The Empower Shack project is directed by Urban-Think Tank and the local NGO Ikhayalami in collaboration with the BT-Section community and associated local and international partners. The project aims to develop a comprehensive and sustainable informal settlement upgrading through addressing specific core components. There is an ongoing pilot phase is focused on a cluster of 68 houses within the BT-Section of Khayelitsha to be completed in 2017.
Future Cape Town, and the Urban Design Institute of South Africa (UDISA) present the event series ‘The future of public space’. On Monday, 04 April, the first series will be held at 71 Hout st and will address the topic of the Future of Public Space through presentations, short films, and a panel discussion.
Our team reflects on Architizer’s “10 Firms to Watch in 2016” and discuss how the ideas projected by 5 of these firms could provide us with a glimpse into the role of architecture in the future. As well as what these ideas could mean for future South African cities.
The new Pwc offices are scheduled for completion in June 2016 with 13,500 sqm of AAA grade office space, and the goal of being rated 4 green stars. The structure is currently far advanced with the roof slab being poured on the northern core. PwC and the V&A Waterfront Holdings (Pty) Ltd signed […]