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WATCH: Extreme Urbanism III- Planning for Conservation: Looking at Agra | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Harvard GSD Options Studio students explore planning for conservation in Agra and explore how to sustainably integrate tourism, local communities and cultural heritage.

In March 2016 the Western Cape government launched the first 50 of 384 planned public access Wi-Fi hotspots.

Western Cape government launches public access wifi-hotspots

On 16 March 2016 the Western Cape government, in partnership with Neotel, launched the first 50 of 384 planned public access Wi-Fi hotspots.

Making Urbanism Work for Africa

WATCH : Making Urbanism Work for Africa

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.

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Voices Of The City: Ladipo Eso | FUTURE LAGOS

“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 […]

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WATCH : Informal Settlement Upgrading with Empower Shack

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.

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EVENT : The Future of Public Space I : African cities and public spaces

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.

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Architecture for the future : 5 inspiring architects and buildings | Future Cape Town

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.

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New Pwc offices at the Silo Precinct near completion

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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 […]

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Plan and vision for Trafalgar Park in Woodstock

Image credits : Square 1 Landscape Architects

Trafalgar Park is a substantial park with a rich cultural and archaeological heritage.With the help of the communities of Woodstock and District Six, an Integrated Management Framework (IMF) for Trafalgar Park has been developed which will help to drive the vision for the beautification, landscaping and heritage upgrades of […]

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Voortrekker Road corridor, Athlone Power station and Conradie Hospital receive national investment priority

Investment in cities and urban networks

Voortrekker Road corridor, Athlone Power station and Conradie Hospital receive national investment priority

Cities are already taking steps to encourage higher land use density and inner city redevelopment, under the authority of the new Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act. This will unlock significant further private sector development potential across […]