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Africa’s Revival: Foretelling or fairy tale?

It’s the year 2050. The sun bleeds red across the African sky and then plunges the little town into darkness all too soon. A mother and child sit at the kitchen table to work through the homework of the day. They swipe through online worksheets and watch a tutorial for supplementary learning – all part of government’s recent and highly successful campaign to provide ‘outstanding education for all’. Further in the distance, a high-speed train with high-speed internet is whizzing past. The city streets that its commuter passengers walked on today, once derelict and dangerous, are now safe and interconnected corridors thriving with healthy nightlife and culture. In the morning, industry leaders and politicians from different nations will meet to strategise and co-craft policy to shape the new Africa – an amalgamation of 54 countries operating in one unique, self-sustaining rhythm.

Are we coming to the end of the road for roads as we know them?

Sprawled across a bike path in Nuenen, Netherlands, 50 000 solar-powered stones are embedded on the pavement to glow in the dark and resemble Vincent van Gogh’s famous “The Starry Night”. It was a commemoration of the 125th anniversary of the painter’s death: a techno-poetry that Dutch artist and urban architect Daan Roosegaarde describes as “technical combined with experience”, a fusion of art and purpose.

The gift that Aurecon gave me

Former CEO Giam Swiegers reflects on the best gift that he received from Aurecon and its employees over the past four years.

An ode to the ordinary

In today’s fast-paced world full of shiny new technology, there seems to be little for the mundane. How do we make the ordinary extraordinary?

Just imagine

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