Rashiq Fataar

urban strategist

Rashiq Fataar is an urban strategist passionate about transforming cities. He is the founder and director of Our Future Cities, an independent think-tank that advocates for citizen engagement and education to meet the challenges of our city. He consults and works collaboratively to co-create more inclusive, sustainable and future-focused cities, communities and spaces. He launched Future Cape Town a decade ago 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. Future Cape Town was born as a social media account on Twitter, where it began to challenge the status quo by prompting and asking tough questions about how the city would progress, in the process encouraging other citizens to do the same. Future Cape Town is the founding partner of Our Future Cities, which also houses Future Johannesburg, Future Lagos and Future London.