Delivering urban transport by improving decision making : lessons from a city, lessons for a city

 

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dc.contributor.advisor De Kock, Mike en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Kane, Lisa Adele en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-06T14:41:52Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-06T14:41:52Z
dc.date.issued 1998 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Kane, L. 1998. Delivering urban transport by improving decision making : lessons from a city, lessons for a city. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21686
dc.description Bibliography: pages 97-98. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This thesis starts from the position that the enterprise of transport planning is failing to deliver a transport system which fully meets the needs of urban dwellers. Criticisms of the process are presented and it is argued that one reason for the lack of delivery is the insufficient attention paid by transport planning professionals, and researchers, to the decision-making process. The nature of decision-making is explored by reference to various theoretical models of decision-making, and it is concluded that decision-making in an existing situation must be comprehensively described, before recommendations for its improvement can be made. Cape Town is chosen as the city for investigation. Checkland's Soft Systems Methodology is used for describing urban transport decision-making in Cape Town, and the approach is informed by seventeen in-depth interviews and forty-five questionnaires with decision-makers. The analysis yields insights which are categorised into four areas: issues of institutional re-organisation and funding; issues of politician involvement; issues of change in officials; issues of public involvement. An action plan is developed from the insights. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Transport Studies en_ZA
dc.subject.other Civil Engineering en_ZA
dc.title Delivering urban transport by improving decision making : lessons from a city, lessons for a city en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
dc.publisher.department Department of Civil Engineering en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Kane, L. A. (1998). <i>Delivering urban transport by improving decision making : lessons from a city, lessons for a city</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Department of Civil Engineering. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21686 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Kane, Lisa Adele. <i>"Delivering urban transport by improving decision making : lessons from a city, lessons for a city."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Department of Civil Engineering, 1998. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21686 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Kane LA. Delivering urban transport by improving decision making : lessons from a city, lessons for a city. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Department of Civil Engineering, 1998 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21686 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Kane, Lisa Adele AB - This thesis starts from the position that the enterprise of transport planning is failing to deliver a transport system which fully meets the needs of urban dwellers. Criticisms of the process are presented and it is argued that one reason for the lack of delivery is the insufficient attention paid by transport planning professionals, and researchers, to the decision-making process. The nature of decision-making is explored by reference to various theoretical models of decision-making, and it is concluded that decision-making in an existing situation must be comprehensively described, before recommendations for its improvement can be made. Cape Town is chosen as the city for investigation. Checkland's Soft Systems Methodology is used for describing urban transport decision-making in Cape Town, and the approach is informed by seventeen in-depth interviews and forty-five questionnaires with decision-makers. The analysis yields insights which are categorised into four areas: issues of institutional re-organisation and funding; issues of politician involvement; issues of change in officials; issues of public involvement. An action plan is developed from the insights. DA - 1998 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1998 T1 - Delivering urban transport by improving decision making : lessons from a city, lessons for a city TI - Delivering urban transport by improving decision making : lessons from a city, lessons for a city UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21686 ER - en_ZA


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