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More WiFi in public space across Cape Town
21 November 2014

Another significant step towards accessible internet access for unconnected Capetonians has been announced by the City of Cape Town, who will provide public access WiFi outside 61 buildings across the metro by the end of June 2015.

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Street life of Cape Town to be newest attraction of the Big Six
5 November 2014

A new urban attraction in the CBD, The City Walk, will be co-created through multi-level stakeholder engagement, announced the Cape Town Partnership at its AGM on Wednesday 5 November. Unfolding in 2015, it will bring the city’s Big Six tourism attractions (Cape Point, Robben Island, Groot Constantia, Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch and the V&A Waterfront) up

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Summary: WDC2014 Design Policy Conference
4 November 2014

“Make a plan” was the theme of the Design Policy Conference from 17 to 18 October at the Cape Town Stadium. A signature World Design Capital 2014 (WDC2014) event, the theme celebrated the inherent resourcefulness and resilience of people who find solutions to problems by making use of what they have within their immediate environment. An esteemed

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Better off TOD
31 October 2014

The City of Cape Town has prioritised transport-orientated development with the establishment of the new Transport for Cape Town department. Cape Town Partnership senior researcher Andrew Fleming unpacks the multifarious benefits and considers the challenges.

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Low-cost housing in the CBD: yes we can!
22 October 2014

Affordable housing in Cape Town’s CBD isn’t just possible, it is something that should be actively pursued for the benefit of an integrated city and a thriving local economy, wrote Cape Town Partnership researcher Andrew Fleming in the latest edition of Ndifuna Ukwazi’s People’s Law Journal, “The Urban Land Question”.

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A climate for changing the African city
29 September 2014

When it comes to African cities, socio-economic development needs to work together with climate change measures. This is according to the UN-Habitat “State of African Cities” report, and the solution might be where we least expect it.

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Gardens Skate Park: roll with it
26 August 2014

An unprecedented project by the City of Cape Town, the new Gardens Skate Park has not only revitalised a derelict vacant space under a bridge, but is a significant step in redressing the historically exclusionary attitude towards skateboarders.

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Small but powerful: The potential of microenterprises
22 July 2014

How can microenterprises, in the form of local informal traders, small business and creative startups, be better supported for future growth? Jodi Allemeier reports back on the recent Micro Enterprise Summit hosted by the City of Cape Town.

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Redefining what outreach means
21 October 2013

Action researcher and ethnographer Evan Blake spoke recently at one of the City of Cape Town’s social development events, about World Homeless Day, and his experience working with rough sleepers in the east of the city. This is what he had to say.

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