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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Voices of the City: Rafeeqah Galant

This week we meet Rafeeqah Galant, a producer and writer based in Cape Town.

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FUTURE LAGOS | Why I Love Africa’s Largest City

Lagos, Nigeria’s social and cultural capital is bursting with energy. National Geographic has captured snippets of the city through the eyes of the people who call it home.

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Cake and Climate Change

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

Rio Highway Demolish

How to demolish a highway and open a port

WATCH: In 8 seconds, 300 meters of Elevated Perimeter Highway was imploded in Rio De Janeiro. Also learn about the major transformation and integration of the Rio Port area kickstarted by the Olympic Games.

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Watch: Can City Project

In a city with over 20 million residents, waste is produced on a large scale in Sao Paulo. Watch how this creates an opportunity for waste collectors to turn cans in to beautiful stools.

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WATCH: The World Design Capital, Cape Town 2014, by Monocle TV

Have a look on the recent short film of Monocle TV introducing Future Cape Town’s Walking Tour as an official project of the World Design Capital.

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WATCH: How The Economic Machine Works

The economy works like a simple machine. But many people don’t understand it— or they don’t agree on how it works — and this has led to a lot of needless economic suffering.

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WATCH: Bike Life

A short clip which features all kinds of bike riders from across the world. Different kinds of people, different cultures, utilising bicycles for different reasons.

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How can we bring people into public spaces?

In the Dynamic Public Spaces Workshop held by the MIT Senseable City Lab, in collaboration with the Austrian Institute of Technology, participants experimented with changing public spaces with the help of image processing, environmental sensors, and social media analysis.

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Jane Jacobs: Neighbourhoods in Action

Iconic urbanist, the late Jane Jacobs, talks about fostering active, healthy communities.