“Architecture can be derived from anywhere; personal interests, behaviour of people, societal trends or the logic within science.”
Find out what ideas two sustainable economy experts have about the future South Africa of 2015 in an informative video.
From the 15th to the 20th of September, Future Cape Town will be visiting a number of urban development organisations in the Netherlands as a guest of the Het Nieuwe Instituut. As Managing Director of the nonprofit Our Future Cities, Rashiq Fataar will meet and share ideas relevant to design, sustainability, and creating more livable cities across the globe.
[ September 19, 2014 8:00 am to February 22, 2015 8:00 am. September 19, 2014 8:00 am to February 22, 2015 8:00 am. ] What will cities look like in the future? The upcoming exhibition City as a Vision by the FRAC Centre, through six thematic sections, along with a hundred or so scale models, drawings, and photomontages, the exhibition focuses on giving an overview of this search for new territories and urban configurations capable of welcoming future city-dwellers.
The Design Africa Symposium, with the theme ‘Design Visions for African Cities of the Future’, will feature a robust line-up of design practitioners from across the African continent and diaspora. The objective is to analyse the urban development challenges facing African cities and to map out possible visions to re-shape African city environments into the future.
“The future of cities is essential to the future of nature on earth.” says ecologist Eric Sanderson.
Bold Idea: The Langa Quarter aims to empower the residents of Langa through the creation of a sustainable tourist destination in the community. This is a bold idea because of the negative perceptions surrounding townships in South Africa that must be overcome for the project to succeed, and the much needed community buy in needed for this project to be successful.
Bold Idea: Shahid Solomon presented on the Voortrekker Corridor Project, which seeks to engaged the public in a vision process to improve the economic attractiveness and residential conditions of the area around Voortrekker Road Corridor and the Bellville node. It is a bold idea because it requires considerable investor buy in and support from the community and plans to be one of Cape Town’s most extensive and imaginative public engagement processes ever.
Bold Idea: To make available sought after land in and around Cape Town’s CBD, Sarah proposes that Cape Town station be placed underground. This is a bold idea because it would mean the reconstruction of the city’s largest public transport hub.
Bold Idea: The tearing down of the Cape Town raised freeways has been often been proposed as means of reinventing the foreshore. Rory’s bold idea looks beyond the highways, and at the relocation of the harbour. He also questions why the Foreshore, ignoring the freeways, is not pedestrian friendly to begin with.