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Cape Town's Universal Wi-Fi Program Isn't Ambitious Enough

It offers too little data—and, with a completion date of 2030, too late.

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Life in Apartheid-Era South Africa

Gripping photos show what decades of segregation looked like in Nelson Mandela's home country.

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Mourning Mandela, Around the World

Memorials and tributes to the South African icon, from Soweto to Brooklyn.

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Talking About Climate Change in Terms of Its Impact on Your Favorite Things

New York. Paris. Bacon.

A Dazzling Totem Pole of Tires in One of Cape Town's Most Dangerous Slums

Rather, it's about a neat community art project dealing with old tires.

Eric Goldwyn

The Limits of Bus Rapid Transit: A Cape Town Case Study

Why BRT isn't right for every city.

Soon, South Africans Will Drink Treated Sewage Water

Plus, a terrorism memorial becomes a magnet for public urination and the location of a British town's death registry office is questioned.

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What Makes a Public Space Good for Democracy?

The best world capitals to raise a democratic ruckus. 

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The Growing Popularity of Bus Rapid Transit

When designed the right way, a BRT line can be a smart alternative to more expensive modes of public transit.

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Cape Town Prepares for Winter

A glimpse of the city as the seasons change.

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Dramatic Skyline Change of the Day: Cape Town May Grow Up

The city's building height restrictions are under review.

Chart of the Day: Africa's Greenest Cities

A side-by-side comparison of 15 major metro areas.

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Why You Should Buy an iPad in Bangkok Instead of Buenos Aires

Comparing the price of an iPad and more than 20 other consumer goods across a selection of the world's major cities.

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Cape Town, Design Capital

South African city named “World Design Capital 2014”

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Improving Urban Planning in Africa

An interview with Nancy Odendaal, project coordinator of the Association of African Planning Schools

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The Best and Worst of Official City Flags

They're less visible, but most cities have flags just like countries or states. Some are great. Others, not so much.

A scene from Beijing in Gary Hustwit's "Urbanized"

'Helvetica' Director Gary Hustwit Takes on City Design with 'Urbanized'

The new film documents the problems and prospects of global urbanization