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How to Improve Public Participation in the Planning of Cities : Inclusion of marginalised people in waste management

Do public participation and planning processes really include all people? Adam van Heerden studied informal waste-collectors or “skarrelers” as part of his award-winning Masters of City and Regional Planning thesis.

Cape Town International Convention Centre Expansion: Construction progress

The main construction for the Cape Town International Convention Centre started in February of 2015, with work scheduled for completion towards the end of 2016.

Bo-Kaap “monster” R1 billion development approved

The Bo-Kaap development has seen extensive objections from the local Civic and Rate-Payers Associations, professionals and academics.

Young people building a new vision for Port Elizabeth : Young Urbanists meet in Nelson Mandela Bay

On September, Port Elizabeth had the opening of a new Young Urbanists chapter

Voices of the City : Lindsey Appolis | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

This week Future Cape Town speaks with Lindsey Appolis, a photographer based in Cape Town.

From Lisbon to Cape Town – 6 urban ideas for the Mother City (Part 2)

Reflecting on a 3 month stay in Lisbon, Janine Loubser, an urban planner returns to Cape Town, with inspiring ideas and lessons for the Mother City (Part 2).

From Lisbon to Cape Town – 6 urban ideas for the Mother City (Part 1)

Reflecting on a 3 month stay in Lisbon, Janine Loubser, an urban planner returns to Cape Town, with inspiring ideas and lessons for the Mother City.

Controversial housing development in Kommetjie is approved

Kommetjie residents are considering mounting a legal challenge after the City of Cape Town’s mayoral committee gave the go-ahead for the building of 254 new houses in the suburb.

Why Is Collaboration Not Working In Cities? Lecture by Adam Beck | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

A review of the lecture by Adam Beck on driving collaboration to achieve Urban Regeneration.

WATCH : A time-lapse of the wednesday market at the Grand Parade

Watch this timelapse of the Wednesday Market at the Grand Parade, one of the oldest public spaces in South Africa.