Books and Publications

A selection of contributions to books,  articles and research reports.


  • Fataar, R. (2016) The Ambition of a Democratic City in Provoost, M. (ed.) Cape Town: Densification as a Cure for a Segregated City. NAi010: Rotterdam, 42-51 | Available here
  • Fataar, R. (2016) in Global Designing Cities Initiative. (ed.) Global Street Design Guide (contrib.). Island Press: Washington D.C. | Available here
  • Fataar, R. (2015) Cape Town: What Happens Next in Brodie, N. (ed.) The Cape Town Book: A Guide to the City’s History, People and Places. Struik Travel & Heritage: Cape Town, 302-03
  • Fataar, R. (2014) Cape Town: A Cosmopolitan Metropolis at the Bottom of the African Continent in National Geographic. (ed.) World’s Best Cities. National Geographic: Washington D.C., 170-175
  • Fataar, R​. (2015) ​City on the Move in Asmal, Z. (ed.) Movement ​Cape Town. The City: Cape Town, 64 | Available here
  • Fataar, R. (2014) Cape Town as a Global Urban Laboratory in Department of Design. Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands: Cape Town, 22-25

Articles : Magazine, Newspaper and Online


  • Fataar, R (2020). Unpacking Smart City Development in Cape Town and Johannesburg. | Available here
  • Fataar, R (2016). Densification and the Ambition for a Democratic City. | Available here
  • Fataar, R and Sassen, S (2018). Public Spaces of Openness in democratic South Africa: A pursuit towards inclusive public spaces through tactical urban interventions

Research : Reports and Publications at Our Future Cities

  • (2020) Exploring Co-Living in South Africa
  • (2020) High Rise Affordable Housing in Bellville
  • (2020) South Africa Prosperity Fund Future Cities Commercial Benefits Scoping
  • (2019 ) Affordable Accommodation :Investment Case for the Greater Tygerberg Area
  • (2018) Century City Square : Reposition, Redesign, ReInspire
  • (2018) Insights into development and Investment Trends in the Voortrekker Road Corridor Focus Area
  • (2017) Florida Road : Creating a Great Street for All
  • (2017) Bellville CBD : Cultural Interventions
  • (2017) V&A Waterfront Battery Park : A study of potential uses
  • (2016) Church Square : Empowering Public Life  
  • (2016) Bellville CBD : Culture and Public Life
  • (2015) Sea Point Library Square : Placemaking Framework
  • (2015) A study of Thornhill Park, Green Point 
  • (2015) Regent Road Parklet
  • (2014) Your City Idea installation : Public Engagement study

Reports before 2014 available on request.