SA CITY FUTURES at 4th South African Urban Conference

The South African Cities Futures Project was on display at the 4th South African Urban Conference Talking Heads Exhibition held at the City of Tshwane on 4-5 March 2015. Professor Lone Poulsen of the Architects' Collective hosted the topic "Co-producing the City: Lessons from the SA Informal City and Cities Futures Projects".

This “Talking Heads” exhibition will present various perspectives (and ways of perceiving) the City which may be informative and stimulating for urban development stakeholders. In addition to displaying their materials, the presenters will be on hand to speak about their project, its commentary on “the state of South African cities.” and what messages they would like to share in terms of the future of urban management and governance in our country

Host: Lone Poulsen: The Architects Collective
Topic: Co-producing the City: Lessons from the Informal Cities and SA City Futures Projects

Host: Tau Tavengwa: Cityscapes Editor
Topic: Popular and critical perspectives on the city

Host: Zahira Asmal & Alex Cunningham: DESIGNING_SOUTHAFRICA
Topic: Designing Democracy: Movement and Placemaking projects

Host: Adoné Kitching: Isandla Institute and Good Governance Learning Network (GGLN)
Topic: State of Local Governance Research Project

Host: Richard Goode: Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)
Topic: Topics from The Infrastructure Dialogues

Host: Peter Ochola: Kanya: African Institute for Community-driven for Community-Driven Development (AICDD)
Topic: Community-Based Planning and  enabling an active citizenry

Host: Thoban Jappie: Mobile Media Mob
Topic: New media and crowd sourcing

Host: Joanne Yawitch: National Business Initiative (NBI)
Topic: Lessons from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Host: Tanya Zack: Author: 'Wake up, this is Joburg!'
Topic: Wake up, this is (your city!)

Host: Martin Lewis: South African Council for Planners (SACPLAN)
Topic: Planning profession perspective

Host: Mareli Wassenaar; Capital Collective
Topic: 50 ideas for the City

Host: Gretchen Wilson Prangley: Play Africa
Topic: Safe and inclusive public spaces