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Debate: How do we encourage citizen-led change in Cape Town?
15 March 2014

You are invited to a debate, brought to you by Creative Clusters, an official World Design Capital 2014 project of the Cape Town Partnership.

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My Urban Heart: Creativity drives competition
8 March 2014

  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.

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Shortlisted for World Design Capital 2014
1 July 2013

As part of supporting the build-up to Cape Town’s year as World Design Capital 2014, the Cape Town Partnership didn’t just encourage others to submit their big ideas and projects to be part of the official programme. We also submitted ten of our own, which we believed could add depth and breadth to the 2014

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United by design: Cape Town and Taipei
7 March 2013

A recent visit of a design delegation from Taipei, co-hosted by the Cape Town Partnership and the City of Cape Town, provided a valuable forum for sharing ideas about design and the future of cities.

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Towards a 24-hour city for Cape Town
12 September 2012

An innovative housing solution for Cape Town (and for so many cities like it) is overdue. We have inherited urban planning that was based on a legacy of segregation and our challenge has been — and continues to be — how to shift this geographic foundation into a new socially cohesive reality. As we rise to this challenge there are a number of tensions at play.

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News of Cape flats IRT link brings Cape Town closer to its liveable city goals
29 March 2012

Mayor Patricia de Lille’s announcement of the City of Cape Town’s draft budget for the coming financial year brought good news for beleaguered commuters from the Cape flats. The IRT is set to be expanded to include key routes to Khayelitsha and Mitchell’s Plain, which will effectively service between 75 and 80% of the city’s

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Cape Town Awarded World Design Capital 2014 – A Win For Cape Town, South Africa and The African Continent
26 October 2011

Cape Town has been named World Design Capital for the year 2014, ahead of fellow short-listed cities, Dublin and Bilbao. The sought-after accolade was awarded to the Mother City this morning at the International Design Alliance (IDA) Congress in Taipei.

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Cape Town makes the World Design Capital shortlist
27 June 2011

Cape Town received the welcome news on 21 June 2011 that the city has been shortlisted for World Design Capital 2014. From a team of 56 hopefuls, Cape Town now stands alongside just two other world cities – Dublin and Bilbao – in the race to earn the World Design Capital title, which will be

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