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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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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Sustainable Medium-Density Housing Ch5-6

Section 5 presents 8 local and 3 international case studies. The local ones are structured around the results of interviews conducted with 40 households in each project, as well as project managers and implementing agents. Section 6 contains annexes relating to the South African policy framework and the right to adequate housing, as well as end-notes, references, a glossary and acronyms. (Tonkin, A. 2008)

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Sustainable Medium-Density Housing Ch1-3

The Development Action Group’s Medium-Density Housing Resource Book provides comprehensive information on affordable medium density housing, drawing on local and international experiences. Section 1 highlights the role housing densification plays in addressing South Africa’s human settlement challenges. Section 2 defines the concepts of ‘density’ and ‘sustainability’ and provides a summary of key principles for assessing the performance of medium-density housing environments. Section 3 provides a concise overview of the economic, social, political, policy and international housing and human rights policies context in relation to South African housing challenges. (Tonkin, A. 2008)

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National Public Transport Strategy (2007)

The Public Transport Strategy has two key thrusts: Accelerated Modal Upgrading and Integrated Rapid Public Transport Networks. Accelerated Modal Upgrading refers to the current initiatives to transform bus, taxi and rail service delivery in the short to medium term. Integrated Rapid Public Transport Networks pertains to the upcoming Action Plan’s focus on implementing high quality Phase 1 networks of Rail Priority Corridors and Bus Rapid Transit Corridors in especially the 6 metro cities. (Dept. of Transport, 2007)

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Bus Rapid Transit Planning Guide: Introduction

This 2007 Planning Guide first provides an overview of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) concept, including its definition and historical development. It then proceeds to give a step-by-step description of the BRT planning process. (GTZ, UNEP, ITDP, Hewlett Foundation, 2007)

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