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Watch: Why is it so expensive to build in London?

This video from the Economist reveals how these high costs arise thanks to the city’s historic infrastructure. Vast networks of underground tunnels, unexploded World War II bombs, ancient Roman ruins, and narrow medieval roads all contribute to the complexity of construction in the city.

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Cake and Climate Change

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

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Voices of the City: Lola Adefope

This week Voices of the City features Lola Adefope, a creative soul who calls Lagos her home.

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: The Emergent Patterns of Climate Change

What goes into a climate model? Gavin Schmidt looks at how we use past and present data to model potential futures.

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Almost 2,000 years in the making: London’s Evolution

From first-century Londinium to today’s megacity, the London Evolution Animation visualises how one of the world’s most recognisable cities has developed.

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How will the Dutch help co-create a better Cape Town?

Department of Design opens on 8 July 2014 in 8 Vrede Street, in the Central Business District of Cape Town as the main highlight of the Dutch programme for World Design Capital 2014.

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What is the future of the Sea Point Promenade?

The Sea Point Promenade is one of Cape Town’s most diverse and frequented spaces. The city shares it’s plans to make the acclaimed public space ,even more pedestrian-friendly and green by 2017.

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WATCH: How do we extract the maximum legacy from major events?

A video interview series by Future Cape Town, shot in 2011, unpacking the concept of liveability under various themes including the definition of liveability, transport, events, densification, tourism and urban form.

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WATCH: Densification. How do we get it right?

A video interview series by Future Cape Town, shot in 2011, unpacking the concept of liveability under various themes including the definition of liveability, transport, events, densification, tourism and urban form.