Transportation Planning and its Interface with Spatial Planning and Environmental Management: The Position within South Africa

This paper describes that the interface between transportation planning, spatial planning and environmental management forms the focal point to attain sustainable development. The principle of sustainable development is not a new phenomenon being applied by professional practitioners. Many role-players have realized that there is a delicate balance between transportation, land use, environment, human, economic, institutional, spatial planning, management and development. This balance is however negatively being impacted upon due to the collapse of this relationship. This results in impacts such as a non-understanding of the integrated role of transportation, spatial planning and environmental management which results in ecological degradation and widening of development inequality. The purpose of the paper is to assess and investigate the interface between transportation planning, spatial planning and environmental management from a practice, educational, training and development perspective as it is being experienced in South Africa. The conclusions consist of recommendations to grow and build this interface. The paper includes improved integration of the policy and legislative frameworks; capacity building among the different professions; improved alignment in education, training and professional practice and integrated simulation and modeling techniques, methodologies and the need to formulate trans-disciplinary plans to promote the integration of the interface.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 155-165
  • Monograph Title: Urban Transport XVII. Urban Transport and the Environment in the 21st Century

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  • Accession Number: 01354034
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9781845645205
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 4 2011 10:58AM