A variety of themes will be dealing with the future of our urban spaces, and will open debate about Southern Africa’s urban future. Topics include sustainability, social housing, urban public space and the city’s future infrastructural development. It will probe the role of architecture in the formation of a “African Design City”, as well as the green agenda. This is of particular interest as the City of Cape Town has submitted a bid to be the World Design Capital for 2014, and the Biennale will be the last event of its kind leading up to the largest event on the world architectural calendar, namely the UIA International Conference to be hosted in Durban also in 2014.
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