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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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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Making the Case for Public Transport

This booklet makes the case for public transport, covering the potential for roll-out, solutions to implementation barriers and various cases studies (local and international). (SEA, 2007)

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Energy, Climate Change and Transport

This booklet highlights the transport sector’s impact on climate change as well as its dependence on fossil fuels. It discusses how to a move towards sustainable transport and movement patterns that depend less on non-renewable and polluting energy sources, and the need for a drastic change in transport and land-use planning. (SEA, 2007)

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