Young couple walking in a new urban precinct

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.

Cape Town seascape

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…

The Yacht Club in Cape Town

Local Developments Channelling International Trends

3 July New Urbanism

South Africa’s property industry may well be under pressure owing to the recessionary state of the economy, but real estate remains an attractive investment opportunity –…

Future cities will adapt like living organisms

31 May New Urbanism

Wang Jian was once called crazy by Jack Ma Yun, the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group Holding, for suggesting that the company could have…

There Are Better Ways to Get Around Town

17 May New Urbanism

The debate continues over how to make our streets less crowded, safer and better for people as well as cars. It’s worth looking at European cities,…

Atlantic Seaboard

Prices of luxury Cape Town homes keep on soaring

10 May News

Cape Town’s prices ended the year to March 19.3% higher compared to the same period in the previous year.