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A foreshore of the future

An unfinished highway stub on Cape Town's foreshore

Icons or eyesores? These are just two ways of seeing the unfinished flyovers of Cape Town’s Foreshore, and for decades people have debated their limits and possibilities – and those of the Foreshore more generally. What is Cape Town’s sense of the space? The Cape Town Partnership explores the history and potential of this desolate, windswept part of the city. Continued…

April 15, 2014

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View from the Street: How do rule-bound cities accommodate diversity?

Informal traders push their goods across Cape Town

The Cape Town Partnership has asked Rory Williams Cape Times columnist and writer on urban issues, to look at our work and see what he finds. His ‘outside view’ will be presented in a series of articles that will explore the human side of our projects. We hope they will stimulate some necessary conversations. This is the second in the series. Continued…

April 15, 2014

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How does design reach those who need it most?

Creative Nestlings conversations on creativity at the AVA Gallery

Creative Nestlings is a programme that brings together young, emerging creatives for debate and support. Here are some insights from their most recent roundtable discussion. Continued…

April 15, 2014

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Putting faces to the facts

Cape Town

A city is like a unique machine: improving it requires understanding each individual cog, how they relate to other cogs, and what makes it buzz. The role of the researchers at the Cape Town Partnership is to lift the hood to look inside. Meet Andrew Fleming, Senior Researcher, who told us about his role in the State of the Central City Report 2013 (SCCR). Continued…

April 15, 2014

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WDC2014’s Design Engine to drive creativity and connections

WDC2014

The Cape Town Partnership is delighted about the launch of World Design Capital’s Design Engine, a digital platform that will visibly and comprehensively showcase the 460 WDC-recognised projects, nine of which are Cape Town Partnership initiatives. Continued…

April 14, 2014

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My Urban Heart: Creativity drives competition

 

The Grain Silo at the V&A Waterfront will be transformed into the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa

Cape Town should cooperate with other SA cities in order to compete better globally, writes Cape Town Partnership CEO Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana in her fourth Cape Times’ column, as part of her series of columns: My Urban Heart. Continued…

April 7, 2014

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Creative Cape Town launches first mobile app to map creative industry

Creative Cape Town app registration

Creative Cape Town, a programme of the Cape Town Partnership, is out to map the city’s creativity with a free-to-download mobile app (sign up now). Continued…

April 3, 2014

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Church Square: a very vinyl night

Church Square First Thursdays

The universal language of music can be a powerful force in bringing people together and allowing us to celebrate our shared humanity. This First Thursday on Church Square, the residents of 5 Church Square House will pick tunes from their impressive collection of over 5000 vinyls, and share this music with the public.

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April 1, 2014

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My Urban Heart: Spaces that reflect a city’s soul

Infecting the City 2014

My Urban Heart is a fortnightly Cape Times column written by Cape Town Partnership CEO Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana. During this, her third column, she asks the question: How can a sense of place be fostered in cities? Continued…

March 19, 2014

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A view from the street: What makes a liveable African city?

Native Groove test the sound during the March 2014 City All Session on Green Market Square, photo by Lisa Burnell

The Cape Town Partnership has asked Rory Williams, a Cape Times columnist and writer on urban issues, to look at our work and see what he finds. His ‘outside view’ will be presented in a series of articles that will explore the human side of our projects. We hope they will stimulate some necessary conversations. This is the first in the series.

Continued…

March 19, 2014

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