We are excited to announce a competition in partnership with Scapetown for our Your City Idea campaign. Your City Idea is aimed at using various offline and online opportunities given to citizens a voice on urban issues, and to crowdsource ideas for the urban future of our cities.
The LandScape Architecture Cape Town book was born from the initial goal to stage the theses of six graduates from the Masters in Landscape Architecture program at the University of Cape Town. They wanted to place their projects in the context of the social and environmental issues specific to Cape Town and present them to a wider audience. This expanded to become a conversation around landscape architecture projects that form the core of the public experience in Cape Town. The book also focuses on the people whose work lends identity to our public spaces, their values and experiences.
The book is a commentary on public space in Cape Town from a landscape architectural perspective. It captures the story of where we have come from; where we are today and where we are going in terms of public space design. It acts as a guide to places, but also to a profession, to a way of thinking about society and design against the back drop of Cape Town’s specific environment, history, social diversity and how the places we build have an impact far beyond the tangible.
Scapetown aims to facilitate dialogue around public space in Cape Town and make landscape architecture more accessible.
Future Cape Town has teamed with Scapetown to give away one of their LandScape Architecture Cape Town books. Just follow the competition instructions below:
1 x LandScape Architecture Cape Town book
Follow these three easy steps to stand a chance of winning this inspiring book:
1. Like Future Cape Town on Facebook:
2. Like Scapetown on Facebook:
3. Answer this simple question in the comments below (you can even attach an image):
What would make your favourite public space even better?
The more likes your answer has, the better your chances of winning. So share this on Facebook or Twitter, with the hashtag #YourCityIdea, and get your friends or other people to like your idea.
The competition is open from 24 September to 7 October. We will announce the winner on 8 October!
If you love LandScape Architecture Cape Town so much that you would rather want to buy it yourself, email firstname.lastname@example.org for the ordering details. There are a limited number of copies.