In December, 2008 the National Department of Housing and the Sustainability Institute signed a Memorandum of Agreement, in which the SI and NDOH agreed to collaborate on a 3 year project which will give effect to the government’s commitment to roll out its Breaking New Ground policy.
This project aims to achieve the following:
- To assist in providing shelter within the context of well serviced, integrated, sustainable settlements which allow for the possibility of well-located secure environments, good governance and security.
- To assist provincial government and municipalities in practically integrating and aligning policies and national frameworks.
- To support municipal strategic and operational development planning by building partnerships with communities and the private sector.
- To ensure comprehensive skills development via training programs within provincial and local government.
- To develop and share knowledge, skills and experience through planning guides, handbooks, workbooks and other publications developed during the course of the program
- To develop and share knowledge around selected areas of expertise such as: measuring sustainability, how to develop incentives for sustainable technologies, how to plan and develop mixed communities, how to promote sustainable local economic development.
- To serve as a vehicle to accelerate housing
For more information, downloadable documents and presentations, please visit the dedicated page on the SI’s Sustainable Urban Resources Forum website .