URBAN PLANNING AND MOBILITY

 Both urban planning and mobility practices in municipalities are critical for energy efficient, low carbon futures. Sensible spatial planning is a precondition for sustainable transport, while placing appropriate conditions on building developments can support energy efficiency greatly.

Urban Planning and Mobility

Both urban planning and mobility practices in municipalities are critical for energy efficient, low carbon futures. Sensible spatial planning is a precondition for sustainable transport, while placing appropriate conditions on building developments can support energy efficiency greatly.

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Energy and Urbanisation in South Africa

This resource document on sustainable energy in South Africa provides a context for energy and urbanization situation in South Africa, and explores the status of planning and implementation of sustainable energy options in urban areas. The aim is to inform the way forward for sustainable energy transitions at local government level. (SEA, 2014)

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The Minibus Taxi Industry in South Africa: A Servant for the Urban Poor?

This paper critically engages the role that the minibus taxi industry plays in the South African economy. In so doing, it also considers a rethinking of the formalisation process, which has, to a large extent, been seen as a top-down process, not considering the industry in its totality. (Fobosi, S. from Consultancy Africa Intelligence, 2013)

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Analysis of Modal Shift in South Africa: A Qualitative Investigation

This 2013 paper by the CSIR investigated current factors influencing choice of mode as well as factors influencing the choice to shift from one mode to another. The study was conducted in all nine provinces and public participation from high, medium and low income participants from rural, urban and metropolitan areas were sought. (CSIR, 2013)

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A Case for Smarter City Growth: A Strategic Analysis of Cape Town’s Phase 1A BRT System (Cape Town)

This 2013 paper by P. Grey and R. Behrens from the Energy Research Centre (UCT) reports the findings of a research project which undertook to: investigate the potential for underutilisation of the BRT system’s capacity in the short-medium term; and assess the importance of complimentary transport interventions to increase ridership on, and supporting land use interventions to accelerate and incentivise an appropriate land use response to, the MyCiTi Phase 1a system. (Grey & Behrens, 2013)

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Building a Sustainable Platform for Low-Cost Mobility in SA

This 2013 paper by the Department of Transport, Safiri and the University of Venda seeks to showcase and assess the work of the Department of Transport with regards to non-motorized transport, to determine gaps in the current approach in terms of type and intensity of intervention options as a baseline for crafting a more robust implementation framework. (Dept, of Transport, SAFIRI & University of Venda, 2013)

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Industrial Policy Action Plan 2013-2016

The IPAP 2013/14-15/16 is the fifth iteration of what has come to be commonly referred to as IPAP2. It takes its lead from the NDP and NGP. It informs the strategies and programmes of the various divisions of the department responsible for trade, investment, export promotion and enterprise development, as well as the work of the incentive division, which directly supports and underpins the work of the Industrial Development. It considers energy and green industry development. (Dept. of Trade and Industry, 2013)

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National Norms and Standards for Low-Income Housing

A letter from the Department of Human Settlements on the new national norms and standards for the construction of thermally efficient stand-alone residential dwellings and the increase in the housing subsidy to implement these norms and standards. (National Department of Human Settlements, 2014)

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