public space

3 ways to start your own urban garden
5 September 2016

Spring is in the air and the world’s a-bloom, fresh green leaves sprouting and unfurling as we speak. A season of new life, indeed, and the perfect time to kick start those lofty dreams of cultivating a luscious, green city home. Fortunately, urban gardening is a growing trend (pun intended) that can be practiced in

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Benchmark: Safe public spaces for citizens to connect
15 March 2016

What’s better than sitting on a sunny bench in the city centre, people-watching? Doing the same, just this time, connected to free Wi-Fi. Welcome to Cape Town’s first Isabelo Smart Bench.

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Open Streets brightens Bree
18 January 2016

Bree Street was bustling on Sunday 17 January 2016, as Open Streets transformed the road into a public space for the day, opening up new possibilities for pedestrians to enjoy the area, despite the 36-degree heat. Once more Cape Town CBD’s showed the way as people from all walks of life, from the city and further afield,

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Regent Road pop-up park
15 January 2016

A temporary parklet has been erected for public enjoyment in Regent Road. The project, a collaboration between Blok, Future Cape Town, GAPP Architects and Cameron Barnes Furniture, was created in order to understand how to define public space in an existing urban environment. A parklet is a public amenity accessible to all, at any time. It is essentially a

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Bree is the place to be this Sunday
15 January 2016

This Sunday, 17 January 2016, will see Bree Street once again animated with pedestrians as the road is closed to cars and dotted with activities, art and fun for the family. After last year’s massive success, Open Streets will once again transform Bree Street into a pedestrian utopia. With no vehicles occupying the street, there

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Using public space to bridge divides
13 January 2016

In her January 2016 Cape Times column, Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana discusses how meeting each other in the country’s public spaces can help to bridge deep-seated divisions in South Africa’s society. From December 29, we’d begin the debate: where to go for our annual New Year’s Day trip to the beach. I’d want to go to Port

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Cape Town’s people are our biggest attraction
13 May 2015

We travel across the continent and the planet for the chance of a better life, for human connection. Here in Cape Town, the potential for both is bountiful. Cape Town Partnership CEO Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana reflects on the city’s capacity for urban tourism, in the 13 May edition of the Cape Times.

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You’re invited: City Walk Saturdays on 18 April
1 April 2015

Everybody is invited to get involved in City Walk Saturdays on Saturday 18 April from 10am to 2pm in the Company’s Garden, along St George’s Mall and up the Fan Walk. It’s an opportunity to use the inner city as a place to play, meet and create. We’ve already lined-up soccer, giant chess, face-painting, jumping castles, chalk

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Join us for Open City VIII during First Thursdays
1 April 2015

Thursday 2 April is the date of the next Open City and everyone is invited to get up and get involved in redefining the space and rewriting the history of Church Square during First Thursdays.

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