Trends in Urbanism

As an architect, Michael Eliason advocates for dense, green, bike-friendly, family-friendly cities with ample social housing and open space. He sees five influential trends in liveable and innovative cities. 1. Brownfields to eco districts European cities have been...
Africa as Lab of the Future

Africa as Lab of the Future

Africa as Lab of the Future Lesley Lokko is a co-founder of the Graduate School of Architecture in Johannesburg (2015) and the Africa Future Instituten in Accra (2021). She is a  Ghanaian-Scottish architect who has worked and taught not only in Africa, but also in...

Book reviews

Human Geographies of Stellenbosch: Transforming Space, Preserving Place?Editor Ronnie DonaldsonPublished by African Sun Media This book provides a combination of a well-researched as well as a local perspective on the urban geography of Stellenbosch and asks what...
Heritage under fire

Heritage under fire

In the past years, heritage and its reciprocal relationship with society have been in the news and also circulates in everyday conversations. Again, so when the recent fire in Cape Town destroyed amongst others the University of Cape Town’s Jagger Reading Room and...
April fires

April fires

In April the restoration of the Bloemfontein City Hall, which was gutted by a fire in 2017, was completed. Mangaung Metro Municipality formed a task team with Roodt Architects to manage the restoration project. Architect Anton Roodt explained that the restored...