Progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and National Development Plan objectives in South Africa has been slow. Alternative approaches, therefore, need to be investigated that may help speed up change and integrate SDG and NDP objectives into current development … Continue reading The Value of the Local and the 15 Minute City
I am looking forward to presenting at the 2020 SAEEC Conference on the 4 – 6 November 2020. The presentation is on Sustainable Neighbourhoods and is based on research and local case study using the Built Environment Sustainability Tool (BEST). … Continue reading Sustainable Neighbourhoods: Implications and Requirements
The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) indicates that ‘multiple synergies will be required to achieve the goals of sustainable development, including climate adaptation and mitigation, poverty eradication and reducing inequalities’. So what might these synergies by? This is explored … Continue reading What are ‘Multiple Synergies’?
This new paper explores alternative approaches to addressing climate change and implementing the Sustainable Development Goals. It is based on a neighbourhood-driven approach which enhances sustainability performance through creating local facilities, installing sustainable technologies, creating new organisational and governance structures … Continue reading Capable Neighbourhoods
Understanding the Built Environment Sustainability Tool presentation was made at the Green Building Workshops at Tshwane University of Technology. The talk covered the development and rationale of BEST and how it can be used to assess the sustainability performance of neighborhoods … Continue reading Understanding the Built Environment Sustainability Tool
There is increasing consensus that neighbourhoods will be a key factor in achieving improved urban sustainability (Choguill, 2008; Gibberd, 2013; Williams, 2007). Neighbourhoods which provide support for sustainable living and working patterns in the form of local access to education, … Continue reading Applying the Built Environment Sustainability Tool to Assess and Improve Neighbourhoods