Design, Cities & the World Cup is a DESIGNING_SOUTHAFRICA project on the impact of South Africa’s hosting of the 2010 FIFA World Cup on the country’s cities and their design.

Since 1994 the world has witnessed South Africa slowly redesigning and rebuilding a triumphant nation with one of the world’s most progressive Constitutions as a road map. The 2010 FIFA World Cup saw a galvanisation of the previously unheralded strategic, economic and creative skill inherent in the country. Created as a platform to salute the energy that created the World Cup, DESIGNING_ZA posits the event as a case study for national cooperation, dedication and identity. The country performed under intense international scrutiny and had the chance to present its success as inspiration and learnings, not only to other nations, but also to its own future generations.

Between 2010 and 2012, we had undertaken the following activities and projects for D_ZA: