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today26 Oct 2011

World Design Capital 2014 – it’s Cape Town!

Cape Town has been named World Design Capital for the year 2014, ahead of fellow short-listed cities, Dublin and Bilbao. The sought-after accolade was awarded to the Mother City this morning at the International Design Alliance (IDA) Congress in Taipei. The World Design Capital title is awarded bi-annually by the International Council for Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) to give global prominence to cities that use design for their social, economic and cultural development. Founded in 1957 and active in 50 countries, ICSID has awarded the World Design Capital designation three times – to Torino, Italy (2008); Seoul, South Korea (2010) and Helsinki, Finland (designated for 2012). The World Design Capital title is awarded in advance, allowing winning cities sufficient time to plan, develop and promote a year-long programme of World Design Capital-themed events for their designated year
today9 Nov 2010

Can Cape Town be the 2014 World Design Capital?

With more than half the world’s population now living in urban areas, design has become an increasingly fundamental tool to make cities more competitive, attractive, liveable and efficient. The World Design Capital designation is a city promotion project that celebrates the accomplishments of cities that have used design as a tool to reinvent themselves and improve social, cultural and economic life.
today15 Jan 2016

Top speakers inspire at the 2015 Green Building Convention

“If everyone got free WiFi with every tree they planted, we wouldn’t have the problem of climate change.” This was the sentiment shared by renowned businessman, activist and sustainability advocate, Jochen Zeitz, at the 8th Annual Green Building Convention in Cape Town recently.

“If everyone got free WiFi with every tree they planted, we wouldn’t have the problem of climate change.” This was the sentiment shared by renowned businessman, activist and sustainability advocate, Jochen Zeitz, at the 8th Annual Green Building Convention in Cape Town recently.
today20 Sep 2010

Public housing debate opens SA’s first architecture mega-event

{nomultithumb}A public debate titled “The state of housing in SA” marks the opening of Architecture ZA 2010 (AZA2010), the country’s first architecture mega-event which runs in Johannesburg from September 21 to 28. AZA has collaborated with the University of Johannesburg and SHiFT for the debate that takes place at the Potato Sheds Auditorium at the Market Theatre complex in Newtown on Tuesday, September 21, at 2pm followed by the official opening of the AZA Pavilion on Mary Fitzgerald Square at 3.30pm.