Cape Town is celebrating its new found honour as the World Design Capital 2014 but as Roman Rollnick observes from his recent visit, the city has a long way to go in bridging the urban divide between its residentsRead more
Prior to hosting UN-Habitat’s 7th World Urban Forum in April, Jonathan Andrews spoke with Aníbal Gaviria Correa about the transformation of his city and how hosting the Forum will signify his city’s reintegration into the global communityRead more
We have to be more mindful of how a project can benefit the larger cause of city renewal or improvement and in particular, the opportunities and benefits it can bring to the urban environment in terms of liveability, rather than focusing purely on the impact that has to be mitigated. By Etty Padmodipoetro and Camilla WeenRead more
The concept of twin towns and sister cities was conceived after the Second World War to rebuild diplomatic relationships and reconcile citizens through cultural and educational exchanges. But in the modern era, Jonathan Ballantine reveals how sister city partnerships are being increasingly used to forge strategic trade and economic tiesRead more
In its first year of operation, the Euro-Latin-American Alliance of Cooperation among Cities (the AL-LAs Project), a network based on a strategic approach that emphasises the international role of cities as a means of innovation in a global context, has proved to be a successful platform for bringing cities together to emphasise the importance of international relations.
Cape Town is celebrating its new found honour as the World Design Capital 2014 but as Roman Rollnick observes from his recent visit, the city has a long way to go in bridging the urban divide between its residents