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Urban agriculture for urban change

Carrots are packages at Gorgon's Farm, photo by Lisa Burnell

Urban agriculture is about more than just green spaces and vegetables. As a tool for creating change in our city, it can also help create jobs, play an important role in youth education and help to protect our urban environment. Continued…

September 16, 2013

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Drawing on diversity: a City Views cover story

Illustration of Cape Town and its biodiversity by Alex Latimer

In honour of International Day of Biodiversity on 22 May, the May edition of City Views celebrates the abundance and variety of Cape Town, one of three cities globally that rank as an urban biodiversity hotspot.

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May 7, 2013

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Open Streets gains momentum in Cape Town

Open Streets Walk and Talk down Woodstock. Photo by Marcela Guerrero Casas

Open Streets Cape Town recently held its second walk-and-talk along Albert Road in Woodstock. Over 30 members of the community, city officials, cyclists and street activists came together to walk along a portion of this important thoroughfare and discuss ways in which it could become a more people-friendly space. Continued…

March 22, 2013

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Housing: temporary intervention vs permanent solution

Green Shack prototype at Design Indaba 2013

Informal settlements are a common reality in Cape Town and South Africa’s urban landscape. Dire living conditions are the backdrop to the lack of services like proper sanitation and refuse removal, clean water, public health initiatives, adequate safety and access to economic opportunity. Shack fires regularly rip through these informal settlements, taking lives, ravaging homes and destroying earthly possessions. During the rainy season families are flooded out of their homes into temporary housing, in conditions exacerbated by Cape Town’s icy winters. These familiar experiences have become a regular feature in a country that has collectively failed to address the issue of dignified housing for all.

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March 13, 2013

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What Design (Indaba) can mean to Cape Town

design indaba

Beyond the visitor numbers and the related economic contribution; beyond the educational and reputational value of the core event, Design Indaba is an interesting case study in how design events can actively engage in making Cape Town a more liveable city. Continued…

March 3, 2013

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Traces of the future in the present

Du Noon Spaza with Alexia Webster, photo by Lisa Burnell

Cape Town’s future is made every day out of the individual actions of ordinary Capetonians. As we wind up 2012, we took a closer look at events and occurrences during the year that point to what we can become as a city – together. Continued…

December 19, 2012

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Living in the Central City: Alan Storey

Alan Storey from Central Methodist on Greenmarket (c) Lisa Burnell

Alan Storey, minister at the Central Methodist Mission on Greenmarket Square, lives, works and gardens in the Central City. He shares some of his urban passions with City Views’ writer Alma Viviers over “heavenly coffee and wicked cupcakes”.

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December 4, 2012

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MyCiTi hours extended for the festive season

MyCiti hours extend for holiday season

MyCiTi buses will run one hour later on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays during the festive season, starting on 1 December 2012. There will be a special after-midnight service on 31 December to accommodate new year’s eve celebrations. Continued…

November 29, 2012

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