Policy brief: Planning for sustainable urban freight movement, for WWF-SA Low Carbon Frameworks (2017)
Urban logistics are extraordinarily complex and diverse, as cities are served by hundreds of different supply chains. The freight industry not only delivers the produce, commodities and other goods necessary to sustain the urban economy but also generates significant direct … Continue reading →
The purpose of this project is to provide the City of Cape Town with comprehensive, integrated information on backyard dwellers in Cape Town in 2017. Together with Umtha Strategy and Planning, we are working to establish: o How many backyard … Continue reading →
Transport for Cape Town envisions that “Freight transport within Cape Town and the City’s functional area is safe and efficient, serving the needs of the local and regional economy without compromising the access and mobility needs of fellow road users; … Continue reading →
In 2012, Cape Town’s Executive Mayor Patricia de Lille introduced the Mayoral Urban Regeneration Programme (MURP), focusing on the regeneration of identified areas within Cape Town. The objective of this area-based programme is to uplift communities that have been identified … Continue reading →
From 2005 until 2010, I worked as a writer, editor and project manager for the City of Cape Town’s monthly publication for residents, first known as CityWorks, and then CityNEWS (download the June 2006 copy here).
Cape Town’s Densification Strategy aims to make the city more efficient and more sustainable – as well as offer a broader range of living environments – by following a ‘middle path’. The idea is not to create a city as dense … Continue reading →
Cape Town’s Spatial Development Framework outlines one of the ways in which the local authority intends to create a sustainable and equitable city. For Cape Town to be sustainable, the City needs to embrace sustainability in all its daily operations, and … Continue reading →
In 2011 the City of Cape Town started the process of developing a Strategic Framework for a City Development Strategy (CDS), of which I was part of the consulting team. The Strategic Framework was intended as a leadership statement, signalling the City’s … Continue reading →
From 2006 until 2008, I worked as a writer, editor and project manager for the City of Cape Town Environmental Resource Management’s quarterly publication for residents, EnviroWorks. Download a copy of EnviroWorks August 2007 or EnviroWorks May 2008 here.
In 2006, Cape Town experienced more than 150 days where air pollution levels were higher than internationally accepted standards. This means that for nearly half of 2006, the people of this city were breathing in smoke and gases that are harmful to … Continue reading →