The South African City Futures Project is a collaborative research project led by the South African Cities Network (SACN), in conjunction with the African Centre for Cities, Architects’ Collective and various partners.
The project is funded by the Johannesburg Development Agency and the Nelson Mandela Bay Development Agency.
The project is headed by Osmond Lange Architects & [...]
From Paris to Cape Town, Montreal to Singapore, here are some cities embracing nature through their project.
A video interview series by Future Cape Town, shot in 2011, unpacking the concept of liveability under various themes including the definition of liveability, transport, events, densification, tourism and urban form.
A city is activated through its people. Through it’s energy along the streets. And this energy, is sourced from the human scale – not a vehicular one.
On Monday 30 September, Future Cape Town will be hosting our 4th summit entitled “The Long and Short of Better Streets” at the Cullinan Hotel in Cape Town. This summit will aim to look at how a city-wide conversation on improved streets, beyond the debate on Long Street, can promote implementation and action. Are we asking the right questions, and do we understand the processes which can lead to action
Design cannot save the city. The words of Edgar Pieterse on Day 1 of the Designing Democracy Seminar. Pieterse was joined by Sithole Mbanga, CEO of the SA Cities Network, who spoke on the policy space surrounding the transformation of South African cities and Aditya Kumar, Regional Technical Coordinator of Slum Dwellers International (SDI) who presented on community involvement in the rollout of services.
Garden Roofs: International Inspirations explored the overarching benefits of garden roofs by touching on some of the most inspirational garden roof projects across the globe. It essentially raised a rather open-ended question surrounding the potential role of garden roofs in creating a more sustainable and liveable Cape Town. Karla Booysen approached Jaco Ferreira from Advanced Green Roofs (AGR), an organisation specialising in the distribution of garden roofs in and around Cape Town, US and Canada, to shed some light on the subject.
This is the second in a series of infographics presented by the UIU team on urban issues in Africa and the rest of the world. At 3.9% per year (World Bank), Africa’s urban population growth rate is the highest in the world. In 2010 47 cities in Africa had a populations of over one million and this is continuing to grow.
Relationship building and citizen engagement are vital for ensuring the sustainable growth of African cities in the future. Urban Africa’s Ifeoma Ebo reports on the Africa Urban Infrastructure Summit held in Cape Town in April.