Yes - Another Article About Ebola

Yes – Another Article About Ebola

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By Olamide Udoma

Also Read: Healthy African Cities & Can design shape identity, health and housing?

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We have all read countless articles online and in newspapers and watched continuous reports on news channels about the virus that is affecting West Africa, specifically Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. There is no need to regurgitate what has…

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Why has our society become so isolated and distrusting?

Why has our society become so isolated and distrusting?

Moms and Dads of the world- please forgive me, but I do talk to strangers.

I know, I know. It’s a cruel, dangerous, uninsurable world out there. But this is not about to read like a lesson in “How to Chat Up Strangers and Get Yourself Kidnapped”. This is an exploration of how some of the rules we’ve constructed to help us live safely might actually might be blinding us to fuller, richer, more…

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Watch: Durban uses architecture for pedestrian-friendly spaces

How can we make cities more livable, and integrate people better back into their urban landscapes? One such way is through developing innovative uses of architecture.

How can we make cities more livable, and integrate people better back into their urban landscapes? …

How can we make cities more livable, and integrate people better back into their urban landscapes?  One such way is through developing innovative uses of architecture.  Additionally, creative design has the potential to address other problems that plague urban areas including climate change, inequality, and high housing densities.

This video showcases one strategy of urban regeneration in Durban-…

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Watch: Why is it so expensive to build in London?

Watch: Why is it so expensive to build in London?

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Source: JJ/flickr

The features of London’s current housing shortage are by now well known: rising house prices; housing estate regeneration, garden city proposals. The struggle to increase housing supply is inherently linked to the high building costs in the city, with London topping the list of most expensive cities to build in. The reasons behind these high costs are explored in this recent vid…

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In Photos: Portside , Cape Town’s new tallest skyscraper

In Photos: Portside , Cape Town’s new tallest skyscraper

Recently our YOUNG URBANISTS community visited Cape Town’s new tallest skyscraper and enjoyed a guided tour and conversation with the lead architect Derick Henstra of DHK architects, and the Provincial Head of FNB.

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© Rashiq Fataar – all rights reserved

Check out these photos of Cape Town’s newest skyscraper completed in March 2014: Portside. With 32 floors standing 139 meters tall, it is the…

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Africa and urbanisation: Re-imagining Africa’s realities

Africa and urbanisation: Re-imagining Africa’s realities

A bird's eye view of part of Khayelitsha, South Africa's second largest township.

Bird’s eye view of part of Khayelitsha, South Africa’s second largest township.

Recently the Daily Maverick has published a number of pieces speaking to some of the consequences of urbanisation that often go overlooked by the public. In particular, two articles have risen key insights about service delivery and access in the face of large-scale urbanisation.

In the article “Analysis: Africa’s…

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Lagos Wide and Close - An Interactive Journey into an Exploding City

Lagos Wide and Close – An Interactive Journey into an Exploding City

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By Olamide Udoma

Also Read: Insider’s view of Lagos with architect Rem Koolhaas10 Must-See Architecture Documentaries, & Lagos: Infrastructure and improvisation

I have just been introduced to a sensory exploration of Lagos that uses various perspectives to explore the multi faceted city. This interactive documentary is based on the Lagos research project by Rem Koolhaas and The Harvard Project.

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10 Must-See events at OPEN DESIGN 2014

10 Must-See events at OPEN DESIGN 2014

The second edition of OPEN DESIGN Cape Town will kicks off tomorrow and takes place from 13 – 23 August 2014. It is an annual cross-disciplinary city-wide event. It creates an educational, informative, inclusive, collaborative platform for the people of Cape Town to use design and its numerous disciplines to openly share their design with each other. OPEN DESIGN Cape Town raises awareness of and…

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Architecture Open Studios 2014

Architecture Open Studios 2014

Final Model

Tuesday 19 August
  • Eco Design Architects (5-9pm)
  • Gabriel Fagan Architects (5-8pm)
  • Greg Wright Architects (4-6pm)
  • KMH Architects (5-8pm)
  • Kotlowitz Marais Architects (5-8pm)|
  • Metropolis Design Architects (6-9pm)
  • MWP Architects (5-9pm)
  • VDMMA (4-6pm)
  • Dick Crane Architects (Stellenbosch)
Wednesday 20 August
  • dhk architects (4-7pm)
  • Revel Fox (4-7pm)
  • Stauch Foster (5-7pm)
  • SAOTA (5-8pm)
  • Meyer &…

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