South Africa’s Smart Cities are Driving Sustainability

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green spaces innovatively in a bid to bring nature to the concrete jungle.

One of the most eye-catching features of Harbour Arch, Cape Town’s new 5.8-hectare mixed-use precinct, will be the complex’s green rooftop towering over the city’s harbour.

Property development and nature might not automatically go hand in hand, but more and more developers are moving towards incorporating nature into building design.

Green spaces prove popular, even in major city centres where they are seemingly rare. Rooftop gardens are springing up in central business districts in the likes of Hong Kong, Tokyo, Rotterdam and New York. Likewise, urban farming initiatives to boost food resources are fast becoming a global trend.

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World Human Rights Cities Forum (WHRCF)

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Under the theme of Whom Do We Live With? Diversity, inclusiveness, and Peace will held WHRCF 2018 at the Kimdaejung Convention Center in the City of Gwangju.

Some of the topics that will be discussed are respect, tolerance, and solidarity, which lie at the heart of this practice. Accordingly, at this year’s forum, local governments are also invited to have in-depth discussions with the central government to search for a new vision of cities as the main agents of implementing universal human rights over the next 70 years.

Concurrently, officials from different human rights cities as well as numerous activists are expected to participate in the ‘Asia Human Rights Cities Network’.

Thursday, 18 October, 2018 to Sunday, 21 October, 2018
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