Future Cape Town

Future Cape Town is a leading platform in Africa promoting democracy about the future of cities.

Through online presence, research, and multi-stakeholder collaborationsFuture Cape Town works towards expanding public access to urbanism in order to promote a more visionary and inclusive city.Future Cape Town is an independent think-tank, advocating knowledge and citizen engagement to meet the challenges of the city. Future Cape Town is the founding partner of Our Future Cities, which also houses Future Johannesburg, Future Lagos and Future London.

Future Cape Town was started by Rashiq Fataar in July 2010, in the period after South Africa’s successful hosting of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, initially as a means of stimulating a broader debate and questioning the future direction of the city.

Under the tagline “inspiring a more liveable city”, Future Cape Town was born as a social media account on Twitter, which began to challenge this status quo by prompting and asking tough questions about the ways in which the city would progress, in the process encouraging other citizens to do the same.

In late 2013, Future Cape Town welcomed Future Johannesburg, Future Lagos and Future London, and became a registered nonprofit, Our Future Cities NPO.