A much needed city vision is being created for Philippi in the Cape Town area. Claire du Trevou questions how informality will be included in this new approach.
Future Cape Town recently attended a workshop in the Philippi Horticultural Area (PHA) where we learned about its aquifer and the role its farmers play in providing food security for the City of Cape Town.
The Philippi Horticultural Area is a unique opportunity to pave a better future for greater Cape Town in regards to job security, education, food production, innovative farming methods, and environmental sustainability.
Academics from the University of Cape Town unite in their disapproval of plans by the Mayor to build housing on the Philippi Horticultural Area. The argument has been further supported by Kevin James of GCX Africa recently.
A photo gallery inside the Expo Milano 2015 exhibition site, where participating Countries have had the opportunity to build their own exhibition space (the Self-Built Pavilions), exhibiting their interpretation of the theme: Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.
Expo Milano 2015 is described as a proces of active participation among a large number of players around the theme of Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. It is open from May 1 to October 31, 2015.
Swathes of US society are affected by a key oversight in planning, the lack of a local food policy. Low-income households especially face the harsh consequences of scant access to sustainable, healthy food. Should we have a Department of Food?
How can the Philippi horticultural area be preserved and/or improved for future use? A review of Department of Design’s event, “Agri Meets Design” invited individuals from a wide range of expertise to come together in order to envision creative solutions.
Future Cape Town is concerned to hear of the recommendation by the Mayoral Committee to be presented at Council on 31 July 2013, which will rescind the decision of May 2012 to postpone the release of land within the Philippi Horticultural Area (PHA), pending a Food Systems Study.
In an excerpt from the upcoming feature-length documentary, “Promises of Urban Agriculture,” Charles Calbom speaks about how the extensive lawn irrigation system in Phoenix could be used to grow vegetables instead of grass lawns and ultimately offer “a way for regular people to be able to feed themselves regularly.”