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Mark Swilling - Sustainable Infrastructure Planning Mark Swilling - Sustainable Infrastructure Planning

Date added: 09/27/2006
Date modified: 10/07/2006
Filesize: 272.89 kB
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Published in the accredited journal Environment and Urbanisation, this article uses Cape Town to demonstrate that it will not be possible to finance pro-poor development if scarce financial resources are used to subsidized unsustainable infrastructure provision to meet the needs of middle and upper classes.

Scope and Size of the Non-Profit Sector in South Africa Scope and Size of the Non-Profit Sector in South Africa

Date added: 10/18/2006
Date modified: 10/18/2006
Filesize: 387.58 kB
Downloads: 3381
Scope and Size of the Non-Profit Sector in South Africa, by Mark Swilling and Bev Russel. 2002. Durban: Centre for Civil Society. This study was published as a book which is no longer available. The full text of this book can be accessed here.

Greening the South African Growth Path: Transitioning to Sustainability Greening the South African Growth Path: Transitioning to Sustainability

Date added: 02/25/2011
Date modified: 02/25/2011
Filesize: 1.33 MB
Downloads: 3332

Lead authors: Dr. Camaren Peter & Prof. Mark Swilling, School of Public Leadership, Sustainability Institute, Stellenbosch University, Jeremy Wakeford.

Contributing authors: Peet du Plooy (TIPS, Pretoria), Prof. Martin de Wit (School of Public Leadership, Stellenbosch University), Johan Lanz (Doctoral Researcher, School of Public of Public Leadership, Stellenbosch University), Gareth Haysom (Sustainability Institute), Candice Kelly (Sustainability Institute), Dr. Anthony Turton (Consultant), Prof. Alan Brent (School of Public Leadership and Centre for Sustainable and Renewable Energy Studies, Stellenbosch University), and Kyle Mason-Jones (The Green House, Cape Town), Yvonne Hansen (The Green House, Cape Town), and Brett Cohen (The Green House, Cape Town).

Oude Molen Scenarios Part 1 Oude Molen Scenarios Part 1

Date added: 01/20/2008
Date modified: 01/20/2008
Filesize: 2.34 MB
Downloads: 3310
This is Part 1 of the Oude Molen Scenarios document completed in 2007 by the Oude Molen team led by John and Shannon Van Breda. This document was submitted to the Cabinet of the Western Cape Provincial Government to guide decision-making with respect to the Oude Molen Development in Cape Town's inner city. The Sustainability Institute was appointed in 2005 to project manage this development.

A Figure/Ground Analogy for Integrating Sustainability and Planning - Christelle Beyers A Figure/Ground Analogy for Integrating Sustainability and Planning - Christelle Beyers

Date added: 07/31/2007
Date modified: 07/31/2007
Filesize: 378.23 kB
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A Figure/Ground Analogy for Integrating Sustainability and Planning - paper submitted by Christelle Beyers to the academic journal Town and Regional Planning on 26 OCtober 2006. This work was based on assignments written by Christelle Beyers for various modules on the Mphil programme. Keywords: sustainability, sustainable development, planning, planning systems, figure ground analogy, footprinting, infrastructure, community participation, complexity

Learnable Lessons from Electricity Provision in South Africa Learnable Lessons from Electricity Provision in South Africa

Date added: 05/24/2010
Date modified: 05/24/2010
Filesize: 1.54 MB
Downloads: 3295
Learnable Lessons on Sustainability from the Provision of Electricity in South Africa by M.K. Heuen, J.L. Van Niekerk, M. Swilling, A.J. Meyer, A. Brent and T. Fluri. Proceedings of ASME 2010 4th international Conference on Energy Sustainability, 17-22 2010, Phoenix, Arizona. Compiled by a team from the SI and Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies, this paper reviews the crisis of electricity provision in South African within the context of the global 'polycrisis', and suggests policy alternatives to mainstream thinking.

National Framework for Sustainable Development National Framework for Sustainable Development

Date added: 12/22/2007
Date modified: 12/22/2007
Filesize: 952.19 kB
Downloads: 3218
This is the most recent version (September 2007) of the National Framework for Sustainable Development that has been discussed by the Cabinet Clusters but not as of now (December 2007) approved by Cabinet. The Sustainability Institute was contracted to manage the background research and Mark Swilling helped draft the document. Changes were made as various government committees and departments considered the document.

2019 Scenarios 2019 Scenarios

Date added: 12/22/2007
Date modified: 12/22/2007
Filesize: 1.17 MB
Downloads: 3210
This paper  by Prof. Mark Swilling was commissioned by the Presidency, South African Government. It was presented at a workshop in July 2007 convened by the Presidency to discuss and develop scenarios for 2019 with respect to the full range of government policy frameworks.

An experiment in living and learning - the Lynedoch story An experiment in living and learning - the Lynedoch story

Date added: 05/23/2010
Date modified: 05/23/2010
Filesize: 184.26 kB
Downloads: 3100
Paper published in 2004 by Mark Swilling and Eve Annecke  in a book about the transition which captured the patterns of thinking that inspired the Lynedoch EcoVillage development.

Land reform & biodiversity conservation - Wendy Crane Land reform & biodiversity conservation - Wendy Crane

Date added: 09/26/2006
Date modified: 05/08/2007
Filesize: 353.82 kB
Downloads: 3019
Wendy Crane, an independent sustainable development consultant based in the Southern Cape, wrote this article on the relationship between land reform and biodiversity conservation in the Southern Cape in fulfillment of the research project requirement of her Mphil degree. She graduated in April 2006. The article has been accepted for publication in the accredited journal Geoforum, 22 August 2006.