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A sustainable future: Green buildings key to reducing energy consumption
A sustainable future: Green buildings key to reducing energy consumptionArticle

Construction is a key sector to address South Africa's housing shortage and infrastructure needs, and thus is unlikely to slow down...

Thabang Byl 18 Nov 2020

Covid-19 will not change cities in long term - Norman Foster
Covid-19 will not change cities in long term - Norman FosterArticle

Delivering an opening keynote to the first United Nations Forum of Mayors earlier this month in Geneva, Switzerland, Norman Foster, founder and executive chairman of Foster + Partners, said the coronavirus pandemic will not change cities in the long term...

26 Oct 2020

Ubuntu must shine in the crisis of Covid-19
Ubuntu must shine in the crisis of Covid-19Article

Trudie Matthysen, a financial controller at Sandton Sun, talks us through her journey to reaching diamond membership of SAICA's Accounting Technicians South Africa designation or AT(SA)...

Issued by SAICA 10 Jun 2020

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Nedbank, WhereIsMyTransport partner to scale up sustainable urban mobilityArticle

Effective and accessible mobility solutions are recognised as a key driver of social, political, and economic growth. However, in the vast majority of emerging economies, a lack of reliable and affordable formal public transport continues to limit access to opportunities for billions of people...

11 Mar 2020

Top 10 global consumer trends for 2020 - Euromonitor
Top 10 global consumer trends for 2020 - EuromonitorArticle

Market research provider Euromonitor International has released its 'Top 10 Global Consumer Trends 2020' report. The annual report identifies the most impactful trends driving consumer behavior, values and habits in the year ahead...

14 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: 5 key architectural and sustainable initiative trends
#BizTrends2020: 5 key architectural and sustainable initiative trendsArticle

On a micro and macro level, the world focus for 2020 and beyond is a growing commitment towards the environment and sustainable energy...

Bouwer Serfontein 13 Jan 2020

Forestry South Africa launches new infographic for Arbor Month
Forestry South Africa launches new infographic for Arbor MonthArticle

New infographic shows how forestry plays a role in sustaining the planet, its people and their prosperity...

Dr Ronald Heath 4 Sep 2019

2019 Southern Africa Startup Awards finalists - BotswanaArticle

The national finalists for the 2019 edition of the Southern Africa Startup Awards (SASAwards) have been announced...

23 Aug 2019

Festivals can transform cities by making space for overlooked people and cultures
Festivals can transform cities by making space for overlooked people and culturesArticle

From Cape Town to Kisumu and Greater Manchester, cities around the world are seeing the benefits of festivals that celebrate traditions and people...

Beth Perry and Rike Sitas 16 Aug 2019

South Africa's first SDG report card: How to move beyond ticking boxes
South Africa's first SDG report card: How to move beyond ticking boxesArticle

South Africa will present its first progress report on the Sustainable Development Goals at the United Nations on July 17...

Willem Fourie 3 Jul 2019

C40 forum calls for global collaboration in addressing climate-related challenges
C40 forum calls for global collaboration in addressing climate-related challengesArticle

C40's annual Cities' Financing Sustainable African Cities Forum took place for the first time in SA earlier this month, gathering city officials and investors to address pressing climate-related challenges...

24 Jun 2019

Smart cities: The promises and failures of utopian technological planning
Smart cities: The promises and failures of utopian technological planningArticle

Technology and innovation transform the ways that we interact with governments, purchase products and manage our health and lives. This turmoil affects cities...

Sylvie Albert 30 Apr 2019

Local software company shines at hackathon
Local software company shines at hackathonArticle

The recent SBC and RCS Future Cities Hackathon held in Cape Town sought to solve some of the world's most pressing problems...

8 Apr 2019

Three ways cities can help feed the world, without costing the Earth
Three ways cities can help feed the world, without costing the EarthArticle

Climate change is underway, and human activities such as urbanisation, industrialisation and food production are key contributors...

Silvio Caputo 4 Apr 2019

Print your city? 3D printing is revolutionising urban futures
Print your city? 3D printing is revolutionising urban futuresArticle

The Fabrication City concept puts manufacturing back in the hands of communities - using 3D printers...

Sylvie Albert, Jeremy Millard, Tomas Diez 11 Mar 2019

Star Trek's formula for sustainable urban innovation
Star Trek's formula for sustainable urban innovationArticle

On the long-running television series Star Trek, the characters were knowledge workers and did not seem to worry about food, lodging or acceptance...

Sylvie Albert 11 Feb 2019

Viable forest solutions are needed to build greener, healthier cities says FAO
Viable forest solutions are needed to build greener, healthier cities says FAOArticle

"More sustainable models of urban growth are urgently needed," said Hiroto Mitsugi, Food and Agriculture Organisation assistant director-general, Forestry Department at the opening of the first World Forum on Urban Forests...

28 Nov 2018

Better City. Better Life.
Better City. Better Life.Article

To promote the international community's interest in global urbanisation and contribute to sustainable development around the world, 31 October marks World Cities Day...

30 Oct 2018

GBCSA expert mentors African winner in global showdown of RICS competition
GBCSA expert mentors African winner in global showdown of RICS competitionArticle

GBCSA's Sian Cohen will mentor the African winner and global finalist in the RICS Cities for our Future competition in their effort to take home the top prize of £50,000...

11 Oct 2018

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2018 Green Building Convention to address global Race to ZeroArticle

The 11th Annual Green Building Convention will take place at the Century City Conference Centre from 3-5 October in Cape Town...

1 Oct 2018

The building blocks required for a bright digital future
The building blocks required for a bright digital futureArticle

Connecting citizens enables the public sector to communicate effectively with the population, pre-empting certain events and making sure citizens are notified of critical information. But...

Paige dos Santos 14 Aug 2018

Futuristic urban district in Hoofddorp gets greenlight
Futuristic urban district in Hoofddorp gets greenlightArticle

MVRDV's new Hyde Park has been approved by the municipality of Haarlemmermeer to create a futuristic district in Hoofddorp, Amsterdam...

27 Jul 2018

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Aim for cities of all sizes to give everyone a fair goArticle

We live in an urban world. By 2030, 66% of the world's population will live in cities...

Somwrita Sarkar 15 Jun 2018

Leveraging the power of urbanisation to seize opportunities
Leveraging the power of urbanisation to seize opportunitiesArticle

Rapid population growth and urbanisation of African cities will see nearly 350 million new city-dwellers by 2030, and a billion more by 2063[1]...

11 Jun 2018

Foster+Partners unveils plans for a new sustainable city in India
Foster+Partners unveils plans for a new sustainable city in IndiaArticle

Foster+Partners has unveiled images for a new masterplan in the new administrative capital of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, India...

17 May 2018

This is what's on the agenda for Sustainability Week 2018
This is what's on the agenda for Sustainability Week 2018Article

This year's Sustainability Week, set for 5-7 June at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Tshwane, will cover sustainable development in Africa at various scales, from Africa's capital cities to the people who sustainable development affects.

18 Apr 2018

Smart urbanism, sustainability in the spotlight at upcoming RICS Summit Africa
Smart urbanism, sustainability in the spotlight at upcoming RICS Summit AfricaArticle

Scheduled for 30-31 May in Sandton Central, the 2018 RICS Summit Africa event plans to put the spotlight on smart urbanism and sustainability...

16 Apr 2018

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Next Einstein Forum awards high impact innovationsArticle

The Next Einstein Forum closed on a high, awarding high impact innovations...

4 Apr 2018

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Cape Town, Tshwane, eThekwini, chosen as finalists in WWF One Planet City ChallengeArticle

Three South African cities - Cape Town, Tshwane and eThekwini - have been selected as finalists in WWF's One Planet City Challenge...

28 Mar 2018

#AZA18: 'Future of our cities is the future of our humanity'
#AZA18: 'Future of our cities is the future of our humanity'Article

Themed WeTheCity: Memory & Resilience, ArchitectureZA 2018 (#AZA18) plans to engage the changing role of architects in the built environment and architects' obligations to the public...

20 Mar 2018

Why UNESCO's 'natural solutions' to water problems won't work in Africa
Why UNESCO's 'natural solutions' to water problems won't work in AfricaArticle

Each year UNESCO releases a World Water Assessment Report, a document that explores potential solutions to the globe's water problems. The 2018 report will focus on nature-based solutions...

Mike Muller 13 Mar 2018

Paris “under water” and other European cities facing drastic climate change should trigger planners to think urban spaces differently. ,
When climate comes unhinged, we need to rethink how to build our citiesArticle

In late January 2018, Paris seemed to be drowning...

Dagmar Haase 19 Feb 2018

Harnessing tech to create sustainable cities for the future
Harnessing tech to create sustainable cities for the futureArticle

More than ever before, technology drives our world. It powers businesses, cities and governments, and shapes individual lives in a hugely impactful way...

Colin Thornton 3 Nov 2017

How scientists can help make the sustainable development goals a reality
How scientists can help make the sustainable development goals a realityArticle

The United Nations set 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for countries to reach by 2030...

Tolullah Oni 29 Aug 2017

African urbanisation must be smart and sustainable for cities to be habitable far into the future
African urbanisation must be smart and sustainable for cities to be habitable far into the futureArticle

African city planners need a split strategy and focus in their planning and development efforts...

20 Jul 2017

Community participation not simply a check-box task
Community participation not simply a check-box taskArticle

“Each urban development affects not only those that invest in it or occupy the buildings and places within it, but the wider community...

4 Jul 2017

2017 SERAS CSR Awards now open
2017 SERAS CSR Awards now openArticle

The 2017 edition of The Sustainability, Enterprise, and Responsibility Awards (SERAS CSR Awards) Africa is now open for entries...

21 Jun 2017

Higher density cities need greening to stay healthy and liveable
Higher density cities need greening to stay healthy and liveableArticle

Access to high-quality public open space is a key ingredient of healthy, liveable cities...

Melanie Davern, Alison Farrar, Dave Kendal, Lucy G 8 May 2017

#UrbanHealth: Collaboration key in achieving SDGs, New Urban Agenda
#UrbanHealth: Collaboration key in achieving SDGs, New Urban AgendaArticle

Collaboration between the urban development and health sectors is key to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Habitat's New Urban Agenda...

Sindy Peters 10 Feb 2017

These six utopian cities of the future will help you re-imagine life on Earth
These six utopian cities of the future will help you re-imagine life on EarthArticle

Utopia, a book by English statesman, lawyer and clergyman Thomas More (1487-1535), turns 500 years old this month...

Alan Marshall 21 Dec 2016

Slum health is not urban health: why we must distinguish between the two
Slum health is not urban health: why we must distinguish between the twoArticle

Rapid urbanisation in developing countries has been characterised by an accompanying proliferation of slum areas...

Alex Ezeh, Blessing Mberu and Tilahun Haregu 19 Dec 2016

We can cut emissions in half by 2040 if we build smarter cities
We can cut emissions in half by 2040 if we build smarter citiesArticle

As a planet, we have some serious climate targets to meet in the coming years...

Shobhakar Dhakal 1 Dec 2016

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Our cities need to go on a resource dietArticle

Cities are the epicentres of human activity. They cover less than 2% of the earth's land surface but generate about 70% of GDP...

André Stephan et al. 1 Dec 2016

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Future telecoms investment in NigeriaArticle

Held in Bangkok, Thailand, the conference theme for 2016 is "Collaboration in the Digital Economy" and featured sessions on collaborative regulation, smart sustainable cities, fostering SME innovation, gender inclusive development and digital financial services for financial inclusion...

24 Nov 2016

Uber offers chance to cut congestion and carbon emissions
Uber offers chance to cut congestion and carbon emissionsArticle

Africa is undoubtedly one of Uber's most exciting markets...

Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty 22 Nov 2016

Time to tell the real African development story
Time to tell the real African development storyArticle

43% of Africa's urban population lives below the poverty line..

Sindy Peters 7 Nov 2016

Reed Exhibitions brings pollution and waste technology trade show to SA
Reed Exhibitions brings pollution and waste technology trade show to SAArticle

Addressing the growing public and private sector focus on pollution and waste technology, Reed Exhibitions has launched a new trade show, Pollution and Waste Technology Africa...

Issued by Reed Exhibitions 4 Nov 2016

Stress on sustainability at UN Habitat conference
Stress on sustainability at UN Habitat conferenceArticle

The UN Habitat III event got underway this week with a goal to establish a New Urban Agenda for the next 20 years...

20 Oct 2016

In Quito, the world meets to discuss the future of cities
In Quito, the world meets to discuss the future of citiesArticle

As the global population grows from seven to nearly ten billion by 2050, we will need to build the equivalent of a city of one million people every five days to house them...

Barbara Norman and John Colin Reid 20 Oct 2016

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