Transportation has historically been a technology intensive industry. The invention of the fast moving rail engine forever changed the pattern of human settlements, with cities expanding beyond previous limits and the activities of trade and commerce also flourishing. Transportation, it seems, has always decided the hierarchy of settlements.
An inefficient urban…
By Hylton Mitchell
Cities are the crucible of our urban experience and for the first time in human history, more people live in cities than in rural areas. We are now truly living in an urban century where our cities are expanding at an unprecedented rate and depending on whom you ask, it is estimated that in the second half of this century, our planet will be dominated by cities with an urban…
Location: City Hall (2nd floor) Darling Street, Cape Town
Duration: 14 – 25 April 2014
Opening hours: 10am – 6pm weekdays, 10am – 1pm Saturdays, closed Sundays
The Your City Idea installation, a shortlisted World Design Capital 2014 project, will stand in the City Hall from 14-25 April as part of the Future Foreshore Exhibition.The installation is a 2 metre tall yellow box that displays two…
By Olamide Udoma
Cities are complex; not easy to understand, not easy to decipher, and not easily labelled. They are organisms that can be experience in a variety of ways that speak to all senses; taste, touch, smell, hear, and sight. Using an array of media the city’s story can be an entry point of exploration and understanding.
- Temporary Cities: Our next #CityTalk
- Bridging communities through design
- Is Green Point common accessible?
More than 8 million people are crowded together to live in New York City. What makes it possible? In part, it’s the city’s great public spaces — from tiny pocket parks to long waterfront promenades — where people can stroll and play. Amanda Burden helped plan some of the city’s newest public…
By Vanessa Quirk.
On 03 April 2014 BIG, along with 9 other teams including OMA and WXY, unveiled their proposals for “Rebuild by Design,” a competition which tasks teams with improving the resiliency of waterfront communities through locally-responsive, innovative design. Each proposal was required to be “flexible, easily phased, and able to integrate with existing projects in progress.” As Henk…
By Joe Peach at This Big City.
Is temporariness the most important contemporary urban issue? (And yes, temporariness is indeed a word). When architect, researcher and friend of This Big City Alison Killing got in touch asking us that very question, we couldn’t help but think it was the ideal topic for our next #CityTalk tweetchat, which, as ever, we’ll be hosting with This Big City.
- This Saturday: Cape Town BRT Expands to Atlantis
- University of Cape Town’s Shuttle Service Integrates with Cape Town BRT
- New Bus Route to Hout Bay
The introduction of several new MyCiTi routes since November 2013 has seen an impressive 89% growth in passenger numbers, highlighting the demand for quality public transport in Cape Town.
Monthly passenger trips grew from 402 880 in November 2013 to…
By Olamide Udoma
Makoko is situated on Lagos mainland, Nigeria. It is a large low-income community with half the population on water and half on land.
Sea of houses
Image: Ben Chislett
The date of conception for Makoko is debateable, but the majority of literature and articles assert that it was established in the 18th Century as a fishing village. Over the many years, thousands of…