Blogs

Traffic and Street Lighting Retrofit Program

Retrofit with Light Emitted Diodes (LEDs)

All City traffic lights have been completely retrofitted with light emitted diodes (LEDs).

The City of Cape Town implemented a Traffic and Street Lighting Retrofit Program through the DoRA (Division of Revenue Act) Municipal Energy Efficiency Demand Side Management (EEDSM) program.

Design: Rebuilding South Africa’s Cities

District Six - David Harrison (M&G)

Live design – transform life in action in Cape Town.

City planners are using smart design, creative technology and community feedback in their attempts to reformulate the apartheid city, observes Sean O’Toole in his in-depth look at South African cities.

Through The Lens: Exploring land and photography in SA

Tales from the City of Gold - Jason Larkin

From mine dumps to city skylines, four new photography books bring South Africa’s diversity into focus, writes Sean O’Toole.

Of interest to Cape Town Green Map, three of these four books look at environmental impact.

Marking 100 years since the introduction of the 1913 Land Act, four new books explore the relationship between land and photography through the lenses of prolific South African, French and British photographers.

City of Cape Town Photographer, Bruce Sutherland, Grabs the Moment

Bruce Sutherland l City of Cape Town

Bruce Sutherland captures World Design Capital Cape Town 2014 launch in photos.

City of Cape Town photographer, Bruce Sutherland, captured the excitement of the New Year's Eve launch of World Design Capital 2014.  A huge crowd, estimated to be as many as 80 000 to 100 000 came to party in the city centre.

The Guardian rates Cape Town Holiday Hotspot 1

Truth HQ coffee shop

An acknowledgemnt of the city's World Design Capital status.

The Guardian, in a report titled Holiday hotspots: where to go in 2014, rates Cape Town in number 1 position, acknowledging its status as World Design Capital 2014.

World Design Capital 2014 Launch

WDC 2014 Launch includes tribute to Nelson Mandela

"Our city will be the centre of design, creativity and innovation for the globe", announced Cape Town Mayor, Ald Patricia de Lille.

For me, the central thesis of the City of Cape Town’s approach to the World Design Capital 2014 is: Excellence in design is using what you have to realise what you want.
 

New Year's Eve and World Design Capital Cape Town Launch

City Hall, Cape Town

A forestaste of what you can expect at the FREE party at the Grand Parade, Cape Town.

With a  crowd of 80 000 spectators and event innovations including a triangular stage, innovative 3D mapping techniques and a line-up of SA’s top DJs and dance artists,  here are some pointers to ensure you experience a comfortable and memorable event.

Storytelling is Another Side of What the WDC is About

Rory Williams @carbonsmart

Let people tell their stories as fodder for the designers, suggests Rory Williams.

There is a placebo effect in public places.

Imagine a neglected public park that is full of rubbish, seen as dangerous and avoided by everyone. And consider another one that is full of children and watchful parents. I can think of examples of both kinds that have the same basic design, located in similar neighbourhoods, so what’s the difference?

Road Closures in the CBD on New Year's Eve

Cape Minstrels

Certain roads will be closed in the CBD for the New Year’s Eve celebrations and the Minstrel Parade.

On Tuesday 31 December 2013, New Year’s Eve Celebrations on the Grand Parade, will start from 18:00 to 00:30.  This will be followed by the Malay Choirs Parade from 00:15 to 04:00.

In preparation for celebrations and thousands of spectators, a number of roads will be closed in the vicinity, on the following days.

Wishes for a Green Festive Season from Cape Town Green Map

Happy Holidays

We hope that visiting Cape Town Green Map will help you have a greener holiday season.

Discover the Mother City and all that it has on offer.  Find a route that takes you to places that meet your personal needs and interests, while helping you to focus on the greener options that makes the Mother City a very special environmental destination.

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