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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State of Energy in South African Cities 2011

This report produced by the City Energy Support Unit of Sustainable Energy Africa provides an update on the 2006 report. It attempts to contribute to the body of work detailing and documenting city work and the policy arena relating to energy development. (SEA, 2011)

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A Guide to Low-Carbon Transport

This guide is intended to inform debate within the South African transport sector on the impact of transport on climate change and the potential for low-carbon and sustainable transport to mitigate climate change effects. (Department of Transport, Global Environment Facility, United Nations Development Programme, 2011)

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A Sustainable Funding Model for Roads Infrastructure at Municipal Level

This SALGA discussion document outlines the background of the current municipal funding discourse in South Africa. It assesses the current funding model for municipal roads and proposes appropriate funding models. It concludes by discussing the implementation and timelines of the new funding proposal. (SALGA, 2011)

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Modelling Energy Demand from Transport in SA

A presentation by the Energy Research Centre of the University of Cape Town on transport energy demand modelling, including modelling approaches, data availability and challenges, and preliminary results. (Energy Research Centre, Univ. of Cape Town)

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Sustainable Neighbourhoods Design Manual

This manual, produced by the Sustainability Institute, provides an overview of processes and interventions in the design and development of sustainable human settlements. Topics include (a) how to plan and develop integrated and sustainable communities, (b) sustainable technologies, construction methods and materials, (c) how to develop incentives for sustainable technologies, (d) how to promote sustainable local economic development, and (e) how to measure sustainability. (Sustainability Institute)

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National Land Transport Act 5 of 2009

The purpose of this Act is to (1) further the transport system transformation/restructuring initiated by the Transition Act, (2) prescribe national principles, requirements, guidelines, frameworks and national norms and standards that must be applied uniformly, and (3) consolidate land transport functions and locate them in the appropriate sphere of government. (Government of South Africa, 2009)

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