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FUTURE LAGOS | The Youthful Cities Index: lessons for and from Cape Town

Lagos is the top African city on the Youthful Cities Index for entrepreneurship, and Casablanca for financial services. Sibusiso Tshabalala considers what Cape Town can learn from them, and what the Index missed in Cape Town.

Mapping Cape Flats Townships

Young Urbanists Film Night: Apartheid propaganda planning fims

On 15 April, Young Urbanists sat rapt in a beautiful setting (the Lower Cable Car Station) and watched four films that probably cannot be found anywhere online. Their cumulative impact was nearly winding. Two were propaganda reels for High Apartheid, presented in lurid Technicolor to the bombastic strains of a full orchestra.

cable car in Caracas

Public Lecture: Alfredo Brillembourg and Luyanda Mpahlwa

[ May 13, 2015; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] Future Cape Town and the YOUNG URBANISTS community invites you to the event ‘Housing and educating the future’ with public lectures by Alfredo Brillembourg of Urban-Think Tank and Luyanda Mpahlwa of DesignSpaceAfrica.

Source: Francesca Perry

Love/Hate London

“There has probably never been a city that has excited so much of the extremes of abuse and affection as London”. Francesca Perry considers the love/hate relationship that many of Londoners have with their city.