About Future Durban
Future Durban is a platform that helps co-create a more equitable, progressive and visionary city. Through open, positive and independent dialogue and action, we work together to promote democracy about the future of Durban.
Future Durban is part of Our Future Cities NPO, which began with Future Cape Town in 2010. Through our online presence, research, and multi-stakeholder collaborations we work towards expanding public access to urbanism in order to promote a more visionary and inclusive city.
We are an independent think-tank, advocating knowledge and citizen engagement to meet the challenges of our city. Our Future Cities houses Future Cape Town, Future Johannesburg, Future Lagos, Future London and now Future Durban.
Our Future Cities Background
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.