A simple online app called Streetmix allows anyone to re-imagine a street by dragging and dropping different street elements. How might we collectively generate ideas for a better Long Street using this tool? Share your own ideas for Long Street and we’ll choose our favourites at the end of October.
Streets are the most important of public places, yet Cape Town’s central city streets become void of life after dark. First Thursdays, the monthly event where art galleries and stores in the CBD stay open late, aims to change that by working with existing infrastructure.
Every year Monocle magazine publishes its list of 25 most liveable cities. How does Cape Town compare to the this year’s top 25?
If there’s one good thing to come out of the recent controversy around the Philippi Horticultural Area, it is that more people now know that it exists. Whether the redrawing of the urban edge and subsequent development goes ahead or not, it’s worth considering the tremendous opportunities that lie in this hidden gem of Cape Town.
By pure chance, I came across two films that show the rise and fall of the suburban American Dream. The
I’m fond of the Grand Parade. It is essentially Cape Town’s oldest public square, dating back to 1697. Even though
Iconic urbanist, the late Jane Jacobs, talks about fostering active, healthy communities.
This great little video touches on the idea of placemaking, specifically with opportunities for better “place” in Seattle. The points
If our streets and roads are designed as wide, multi-lane race tracks, who is really at fault for speeding and reckless driving?
Can the count of car-related businesses act as a barometer of the car dominated world that is Cape Town? Gareth Pearson explores the streets to find out more.