The future of mixed-use shopping

14 May New Urbanism

Shops and shopping centres are having to adapt to the changing needs of their customers, and the expectations of the consumers they want to attract. But while online shopping is undeniably convenient, bricks-and-mortar outlets remain popular.

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How to reduce your carbon footprint

9 April New Urbanism

Your lifestyle determines your carbon footprint. Where you live and work, how much water and electricity you use, what you eat and wear, how you get…

Designing cities for good mental health

3 April New Urbanism

With so many city dwellers suffering from mild to severe mental illnesses, the impact of urban life on our frame of mind is starting to register more widely. Consequently, mental health is moving up the list of key considerations in the planning, design and development of urban areas.

How green are Cape Town’s office spaces?

26 March New Urbanism

Some of the most environmentally friendly commercial property and office spaces in Africa are found in Cape Town. Take a look at a few ways and places the Mother City where such developments are working hard at caring for the environment.

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What’s up with ‘walkability’?

19 March New Urbanism

Many cities are becoming more people-friendly thanks to something surprisingly simple – walking –by planning and designing on a more human scale.

Why live in a mixed-use precinct?

13 March New Urbanism

Urbanisation is challenging cities across the globe as people migrate in ever-increasing numbers from rural to metropolitan areas. It won’t be long before megacities like Tokyo and Delhi top 40 million inhabitants. Compared with 4.5 million in Cape Town and 5.6 million in Johannesburg, the scale of these places is jaw-dropping.

How mixed-use precincts are benefitting inner cities

4 March New Urbanism

As more and more people desire central living, with a range of amenities and minimal travel time, property companies must meet the demand with modern spaces that offer a range of benefits.

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Cape Town named top city of opportunity in Africa

15 August News

The Mother City has been labeled the African city of opportunity in a recent research report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Cape Town ranked 24th out of all…