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City-Level Decoupling City-Level Decoupling

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Date added: 07/27/2014
Date modified: 07/27/2014
Filesize: 7.39 MB
Downloads: 1

Report prepared for the International Resource Panel compiled by an SI team. The report was launched in March 2013 jointly by the Director of UN Habitat, Director of UNEP and the Secretary-General of ICLEI.

Urban Metabolism Assessment Toos for Resource Efficient Urban Infrastructure Urban Metabolism Assessment Toos for Resource Efficient Urban Infrastructure

Date added: 07/01/2014
Date modified: 07/01/2014
Filesize: 2.5 MB
Downloads: 73

Report commissioned by UNEP's Global Initiative for Resource Efficient Cities (GI-REC) as part of the first phase of this programme that was launched at Rio+20 in 2012.

State of African Cities Report 2014 State of African Cities Report 2014

Date added: 04/02/2014
Date modified: 04/02/2014
Filesize: 11.73 MB
Downloads: 459

SI Projects contributed significantly to the ideas and the research that went into the compilation of 2014 State of African Cities Report that focuses on the urban transition that is needed in Africa.

Making sense of undernutrition and overconsumption Making sense of undernutrition and overconsumption

Date added: 02/10/2014
Date modified: 02/10/2014
Filesize: 2.05 MB
Downloads: 366

Making sense of undernutrition and overconsumption: Agenda-setting for sustainability in the South African food sector. Food system series: Paper II. Compiled by SI Projects, Sustainability Institute, for Ernst and Young, 2014.   

Carbon Footprinting Guide Carbon Footprinting Guide

Date added: 02/10/2014
Date modified: 02/10/2014
Filesize: 2.07 MB
Downloads: 346

Carbon Footprinting Guide compiled by SI Projects for Nedbank - very useful for the property development industry

Assessing Global Land Use Assessing Global Land Use

Date added: 02/02/2014
Date modified: 02/02/2014
Filesize: 5.38 MB
Downloads: 231

Assessing Global Land Use - Report published in 2014 by International Resource Panel. This report manages to synthesize the literature on global land use and the literature on soil quality. Mark Swilling was a co-lead author.

iShack Project iShack Project

Date added: 12/16/2013
Date modified: 12/16/2013
Filesize: 1.48 MB
Downloads: 293

Useful overview article by an independent writer about the SI's iShack Project funded by the Green Fund.

Karen Welter - Sustainability in the restaurant industry: a Cape Town study Karen Welter - Sustainability in the restaurant industry: a Cape Town study

Date added: 07/22/2013
Date modified: 07/22/2013
Filesize: 358.06 kB
Downloads: 1093

Karen Welter - Sustainability in the restaurant industry: a Cape Town study. Paper presented at the 19th International Sustainable Development Research Conference, Spier 1-3 July 2013, co-hosted by the SI. (Karen Welter graduated from the Mphil in Sustainable Development, this paper was based on her thesis.)

Jeremy Wakeford - Peak oil and the transition to a sustainable economy in South Africa Jeremy Wakeford - Peak oil and the transition to a sustainable economy in South Africa

Date added: 07/22/2013
Date modified: 07/22/2013
Filesize: 482.19 kB
Downloads: 977

Jeremy Wakeford - Peak oil and the transition to a sustainable economy in South Africa. Paper presented at the 19th International Sustainable Development Conference, Spier 1-3 July 2013, co-hosted by the SI. (Jeremy Wakeford graduated from the Phd programme in Sustainable Development, this paper was based on his Phd thesis.)

Lauren Rosenberg & Alan Brent - Innovators in disrupted cities Lauren Rosenberg & Alan Brent - Innovators in disrupted cities

Date added: 07/22/2013
Date modified: 07/22/2013
Filesize: 839.17 kB
Downloads: 1921

Lauren Rosenberg & Alan Brent - Innovators in disrupted cities: an exploration of the Creative Class theory in urban(ising) Africa. Paper presented at the 19th International Sustainable Development Conference, Spier 1-3 July 2013, co-hosted by the SI. (Lauren Rosenberg is a graduate of the Mphil in Sustainable Development Programme, and this paper is based on her thesis.)