Media & Communications

Developing behaviour change workshop materials: Soul City Health & Development

Working with Umtha Strategy and Planning, we spent two years conducting research across South Africa, in formative research, gap analysis and the assessment of barriers to behaviour change for Soul City Health & Development (2004-2005), in order to prepare workshops for small-group training: Continue reading →

Reporting on Cape Town Mayoral Urban Regeneration Programme youth summits

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 →

Research brief: Linking higher education and practical knowledge in public transport

Exploring rigorous activism-oriented scholarship can increase universities’ contribution to society. This research brief, prepared with key author Herrie Schalekamp for Volvo Research & Education Foundation (VREF) in 2017, discusses the University of Cape Town’s work amongst adult learners who have Continue reading →

Engaging stakeholders & media communication: Cradle of Humankind (Gauteng) mountain biking trail

In 2001 the Cradle of Humankind Tourism Master Plan made provision for the construction of mountain biking trails in the road reserves of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site (COH WHS). A mountain biking feasibility study undertaken by the Continue reading →

Publisher: “A Guide to Low-Carbon Transport: transportation and climate change”, Durban 2011

South Africa’s role as host, in Durban, for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Seventeenth Conference of the Parties (COP 17) places the country in the spotlight, not just in terms of hosting the event, but also with regard to the Continue reading →

Contributor: “Health co-benefits of climate change mitigation (Transport)”, WHO

The threat climate change poses to health, equity, and development has been rigorously documented. However, in an era marked by economic crisis, regional conflicts, natural disasters and growing disparities between rich and poor, the joint global actions required to address Continue reading →

Editor and publisher – Energising South African Cities & Towns: A local government guide to sustainable energy planning, Sustainable Energy Africa, 2003

City management is complex, and cities worldwide are in crisis, financially and in terms of increasing inequity. An energy strategy is an excellent management tool that reaches beyond the boundaries of ‘the energy sector’ – it presents an opportunity for Continue reading →

Preparing the Cape Town Spatial Development Framework for public comment, City of Cape Town

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 →