Delivering on climate resilience in Africa

Climate resilience must be at the heart of all investments across Africa. Knowledge is the critical ingredient to move the scale of climate resilience. To provide tools to assess a project’s climate resilience, in May this year the first ISO standard – ISO/CD 14091 Adaptation to Climate Change – Principles, requirements and guidelines – for…

Print your city? 3D printing is revolutionising urban futures

The Fabrication City concept puts manufacturing back in the hands of communities – using 3D printers. It could have far-reaching implications for economic development, environmental sustainability, inclusion and other benefits. The use of 3D printing provides cities with opportunities through their local innovators and entrepreneurs. The process of 3D printing layers materials to create three-dimensional…

Stronger leadership vital within SACAP following former registrar’s resignation

Following the resignation of the former registrar of the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP), Marella O’Reilly, industry veterans are hopeful that new leadership may reposition the repute and stature of the profession and ultimately increase the quality of new infrastructure nationwide. O’Reilly resigned in February this year following investigations into her conduct.…