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Cape Town is one of the world’s great travel destinations, a vibrant creative capital, and one of South Africa’s main commercial hubs – but what does the future hold?

As our city rises to the challenges faced by metropolitan areas around the world, some of the most innovative solutions might be found by thinking big – and thinking futuristically.

Present challenges don’t spell a difficult future

While it’s true that Cape Town has seen its share of difficulties over the past year or two, the city has adapted well and can now face the future with strength, unity and confidence.

  • Recent challenges, including the narrowly avoided Day Zero, have shown the Mother City’s resilience and sense of community during difficult times.
  • The ability to react to unexpected climate events will become essential in the 21st century as climate change continues to reshape global weather patterns.
  • The people of Cape Town have received praise from around the globe for their handling of the situation.

Cape Town: Africa’s smart city?

With the flourishing Silicon Cape initiative, innovative water saving measures, and the age-old Capetonian respect for nature, the Mother City has all the ingredients to become Africa’s ultimate smart city.

The world’s population is urbanising at a rapid rate and cities have become the focal points of social development.

  • As populations concentrate in urban areas, providing quality housing, social services, green spaces, and safe neighbourhoods will become essential around the world.
  • The use of smart technologies, including sensors that automatically activate street lights and detect water leaks, could be a game-changer for Cape Town.
  • Free WiFi, which has already been rolled out in several areas of the city, is an excellent enabler of education, public social engagement, and commerce.
  • As internet access becomes as important as basic services, bringing the entire city online could ignite faster growth in the local economy.

A city united by innovation

As Cape Town continues to develop, imagining a future rich in technology, innovation, and social equality is the first step to achieving it.

Mixed use building planning and development will be both environmentally responsible and achievable while still making good business sense. Such is the case with Century City, an integrated urban environment and sustainable settlement.

For the commercial property sector, a vibrant, innovative, and caring urban environment would mean an even brighter future – and it’s something we at Commercial Space support wholeheartedly.

If you’re searching for on-trend, in-demand office space in the Cape Town area, contact us today. Our portfolio includes some of the city’s most innovative developments.