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New developments at Cape Town’s R14 billion ‘green’ village

Blue Rock Village, located in Somerset West, is experiencing a R14 Billion upgrade by property development and management company Swisatec.
The full development will include 1,000 luxury apartments to be built on 40 hectares of land. Construction started in August 2016 and will extend over a period of ten years. The first phase of the construction includes […]

Future Cape Town comments on the City of Cape Town’s Draft Cycling Strategy

Future Cape Town in February 2017 released its official position statement on the Draft Cycling Strategy by the City of Cape Town as part of the public participation process which ended on 21 February 2017.

How Cape Town’s Informally-Run Minibus Taxi Network was Mapped

Cape Town has 657 unique minibus taxi routes covering 8,870 kms. The team at WhereIsMyTransport visited every taxi rank, riding over 13,000kms and have captured the entire network in one map.

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.

Why knowledge matters in architecture? A review of the lecture by Caroline Bos of UNStudio

A review of the lecture by UNStudio’s co-founder Caroline Bos on the role of knowledge in architecture, and the new book ‘Knowledge Matters’.

The future of the Athlone Power Station site

The World Bank will help the City of Cape Town work on a development strategy for the Athlone Power Station site to create a mixed-use area.

How Cape Town is getting smarter about parks : 6 new parks in the city | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

The Smart Park concept is aimed at providing for inclusivity, social interaction and the integration of communities. Discover 6 new smart parks initiated by the City of Cape Town.

Voices of the City : Allison Swank | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

This week Future Cape Town speaks with Allison Swank who worked for OkayAfrica and produced the film : The People versus the Rainbow Nation.