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Media Alert: Future Cape Town visits the Netherlands

From the 15th to the 20th of September, Future Cape Town will be visiting a number of urban development organisations in the Netherlands as a guest of the Het Nieuwe Instituut. As Managing Director of the nonprofit Our Future Cities, Rashiq Fataar will meet and share ideas relevant to design, sustainability, and creating more livable cities across the globe.

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Crowded Earth: Where is everyone going to live?

60 million people every year are heading into the cities and the UN estimates the trend is going to continue until 85% of the whole population end up living in the cities. With the vast migration to urban spaces, the challlenge is creating cities that are space efficient and intergrated.

The installation through the rifle viewfinder of Andre Carl's installation on the Sea Point Promenade (photo courtesy of Anna Brown)

New public art in Sea Point: A Rhino in the City

A powerful anti-poaching installation by artist Andre Carl is constructed on the Sea Point Promenade as part of the City’s public art program called art54.

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Cake and Climate Change

WATCH: Chocolate pie vs charcoal. What do cake and climate change have in common?

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Voices of the City: Lola Adefope

This week Voices of the City features Lola Adefope, a creative soul who calls Lagos her home.

Collaborative mural by local and international artists

Local artist Grant Jurius leads community initiative showcasing street art in Woodstock

Since 2011, the street art scene in the Cape Town suburb of Woodstock has witnessed a major renaissance.

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Watch: New Cities Summit aims to re-imagine cities

Check out a short video review of this year’s New Cities Summit held in Dallas, Texas.

Photos by Mikhail Motala of Mik Motala Photography.

Voices of the City: Fred Hayman

Voices of the City is a new, weekly feature that spotlights the everyday lives of our citizens, living and working in the city.

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Voices of the City: Papa Omotayo

This week, we interview Papa Omotayo, Architect and Lagos resident for 9 years.

The Company's Garden (photo courtesy of the City of Cape Town)

Voices of the City: Charne Simpson

This week’s Voices of the City sees us learning more about Charne Simpson, a born and bred Cape Town creative.