Future Smart Reads, 4 August 2012

Here are our team’s picks of interesting articles that made us bookmark these links. Hope you enjoy them as well:

Izhar Gafni riding his cardboard creation. Photo by geek.com via nocamels.com

CAPE TOWN: We found this interesting conversation between Africa Melane from CapeTalk567 and Mthuthuzeli Swartz, Metrorail’s regional manager, on the changes coming to the service within the next few months.

LONDON: What’s the point of the Olympics?, asks Joe Weissmann on all the resources that is spent to host the massive Olympics event. Do you agree with him?

CAPE TOWN: The City of Cape Town has set up a website calling for a public art commission for designers and muralists to produce murals for the MyCiTi Gardens feeder bus station.

GLOBAL: Melanie Walker from the Gates Foundation talks about the impact that growing and larger cities have on innovation and how cities need to change its processes to adapt.

ISRAEL: Would you ride a bicycle made out of cardboard? A designer from Israel plans to make this vision real with a working prototype and support from many engineers. Best part is: the cardboard bicycle is only $9.

CAPE TOWN: We fully support the City of Cape Town’s plans to have a ‘fan park’ in public spaces around the city for major sporting and cultural events.

COPENHAGEN: Ever wondered if you could build the Olympic Park with only Lego pieces? You can see one already commissioned by Lego that even has a cool video showcasing how they built it.

About Rouen Smit

Future actuary working at a company based in Cape Town. Love open water swimming. Love taking public transport and feeling the city. The Future’s Bright