Cape Town’s bid story

The City of Cape Town's successful bid for World Design Capital 2014 was coordinated by the Cape Town Partnership, in collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders and supporters.

Mothers Unite: Urban acupuncture for an urban age

Mothers Unite: Urban acupuncture for an urban age

Resourceful citizens who bring creative solutions to the challenges facing today's city dwellers were recognised at an award ceremony involving the eight finalists of the Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award in Cape Town's Civic Centre on 19 April 2012.

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Gaming the real world: Virtual chemistry lab for schools

Gaming the real world: Virtual chemistry lab for schools

How can chemistry lessons be cheaper for schools, while not being any less interactive or memorable for school children? Introducing the Virtual Chemistry Lab by Formula D interactive.

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Just Transitions: Towards a more sustainable city

Just Transitions: Towards a more sustainable city

Mark Swilling and Eve Annecke head up the University of Stellenbosch's Sustainability Institute, which is housed in the Lynedoch EcoVillage - an experiment in and invaluable test case for a range of sustainable approaches, from mixed-income living to household sewerage composting. Their latest project is a book, Just Transitions, launched in February 2012.

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Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award 2012: Cape Town finalists announced

Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award 2012: Cape Town finalists announced

African Centre for Cities Director Edgar Pieterse is the jury chair for the Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award 2012 in Cape Town.

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Beyond 2014: A convention centre with a 2020 vision

Beyond 2014: A convention centre with a 2020 vision

Last week the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) announced the winning architectural team to work on its R700-million expansion project - all of whom are Capetonian.

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Cape Town 2014 on film: What does design need to solve for you?

Cape Town 2014 on film: What does design need to solve for you?

At the 2012 Design Indaba Expo, visitors to the World Design Capital 2014 were offered a pencil and post-it note, and invited to answer this question: "What does design need to solve for you?"

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