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There's a disconnect between research and urban planning in Africa: how to fix it
There's a disconnect between research and urban planning in Africa: how to fix itArticle

The African continent is fast on its way to becoming one of the world's largest urban hubs. This has spawned growing interest in African urbanisation by both researchers and policymakers...

Sylvia Croese and Ntombini Marrengane 20 Apr 2021

Rules of the Game: How compliance culture is killing spatial transformation
Rules of the Game: How compliance culture is killing spatial transformationArticle

If you were to look at the performance reports for municipal officials overall, you would struggle to find signs of underperformance...

Kayla Brown 27 Jan 2021

Sustainable urbanisation the focus this World Cities Day
Sustainable urbanisation the focus this World Cities DayArticle

Coined by the United Nations General Assembly, World Cities Day is celebrated annually on 31 October...

30 Oct 2020

Call for partnerships to address key urban challenges
Call for partnerships to address key urban challengesArticle

Connected Places Catapult invites South African organisations and UK SMEs to form partnerships to develop solutions to urban challenges in Cape Town, Johannesburg and eThekwini (Durban)...

25 Jun 2020

New project launched to tackle urban challenges in Kenya, SA cities
New project launched to tackle urban challenges in Kenya, SA citiesArticle

The project is very much challenge-led and about delivering and implementing tech...

Sindy Peters 19 Feb 2020

Namibia's urban poor are stuck in limbo, without land or services
Namibia's urban poor are stuck in limbo, without land or servicesArticle

Informal settlements are increasingly emerging in cities in developing countries across the world, including Africa...

Selma T. Karuaihe 3 Oct 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

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#WorldEnvironmentDay: Cape Town Green Map celebrates 10 years of sustainable livingArticle

The Cape Town Green Map celebrates its tenth birthday with the launch of its revamped website...

5 Jun 2019

Using data to build a Cape Town for all
Using data to build a Cape Town for allArticle

The 21st century has brought a new range of urban challenges, compelling cities to become more resilient to the shocks and stresses which they face...

Craig Kesson 21 Nov 2018

Zaha Hadid Architects to renovate Malta's historic Mercury House
Zaha Hadid Architects to renovate Malta's historic Mercury HouseArticle

Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has unveiled plans for the renovation and redevelopment of Mercury House in Paceville, Malta...

7 Aug 2018

Blok to pilot 80:20 inclusionary housing model at Forty on L development
Blok to pilot 80:20 inclusionary housing model at Forty on L developmentArticle

CT-based property developer Blok has selected its Forty on L development to unveil its new Blok Raw product and to pilot an 80:20 inclusionary housing model...

8 Nov 2017

WhereIsMyTransport named NewCities Global Urban Innovator
WhereIsMyTransport named NewCities Global Urban InnovatorArticle

South African startup, WhereIsMyTransport, has been selected as one of NewCities' eight Global Urban Innovators...

5 May 2017

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

[Design Indaba 2012] SENSEable cities
[Design Indaba 2012] SENSEable citiesArticle

Presenting at the 2012 Design Indaba conference, which took place last week at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, Carlo Ratti and Assaf Biderman highlighted the role technology and information can play in optimising city planning. Bizcommunity.com speaks to the two about their philosophy behind their approach and the tools used in their research.

Herman Manson: @marklives 5 Mar 2012

Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award offers Cape Town opportunities
Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award offers Cape Town opportunitiesArticle

The fifth international Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award, worth R750 000, has opened for entries from projects based in the Cape Town metropolitan area that meet the criterion of benefiting urban communities and local residents by improving their urban environments. Entries close at 4pm on 24 February 2012 and the award will be presented on 19 April, in Cape Town.

2 Dec 2011

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