Sustainable urban development - the need for a South African rating tool for sustainable precinct developments

dc.contributor.advisorViruly, Francoisen_ZA
dc.contributor.advisorMichell, Kathyen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorPotgieter, Melissaen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-26T14:46:55Z
dc.date.available2017-09-26T14:46:55Z
dc.date.issued2017en_ZA
dc.description.abstractGlobally, urban sustainability is shifting its focus from individual building to sustainability at precinct, neighbourhood and community levels. This dissertation aims to determine whether the South African urban development industry has a need for the introduction and incorporation of a precinct level urban sustainability rating tool. This dissertation employs a literature review and single case study approach to define precinct level urban sustainability, to explore existing sustainability initiatives and to investigate the expected impacts of a South African precinct level urban sustainability rating tool. The research finds that while there ha been interest in precinct level sustainability from the private sector and some leading municipalities, precinct level sustainability runs the risks of becoming nothing more than a political catch-phrase and of becoming stuck in an ongoing cycle of planning, especially from a national regulatory point of view. It is expected that the introduction of a South African precinct level sustainability rating tool will mitigate this situation by providing motivation for the adoption of, and a clear guideline for the physical implementation of, wider sustainability principles and objectives.en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationPotgieter, M. (2017). <i>Sustainable urban development - the need for a South African rating tool for sustainable precinct developments</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Department of Construction Economics and Management. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/25378en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationPotgieter, Melissa. <i>"Sustainable urban development - the need for a South African rating tool for sustainable precinct developments."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Department of Construction Economics and Management, 2017. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/25378en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationPotgieter, M. 2017. Sustainable urban development - the need for a South African rating tool for sustainable precinct developments. University of Cape Town.en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Potgieter, Melissa AB - Globally, urban sustainability is shifting its focus from individual building to sustainability at precinct, neighbourhood and community levels. This dissertation aims to determine whether the South African urban development industry has a need for the introduction and incorporation of a precinct level urban sustainability rating tool. This dissertation employs a literature review and single case study approach to define precinct level urban sustainability, to explore existing sustainability initiatives and to investigate the expected impacts of a South African precinct level urban sustainability rating tool. The research finds that while there ha been interest in precinct level sustainability from the private sector and some leading municipalities, precinct level sustainability runs the risks of becoming nothing more than a political catch-phrase and of becoming stuck in an ongoing cycle of planning, especially from a national regulatory point of view. It is expected that the introduction of a South African precinct level sustainability rating tool will mitigate this situation by providing motivation for the adoption of, and a clear guideline for the physical implementation of, wider sustainability principles and objectives. DA - 2017 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2017 T1 - Sustainable urban development - the need for a South African rating tool for sustainable precinct developments TI - Sustainable urban development - the need for a South African rating tool for sustainable precinct developments UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/25378 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/25378
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationPotgieter M. Sustainable urban development - the need for a South African rating tool for sustainable precinct developments. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Department of Construction Economics and Management, 2017 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/25378en_ZA
dc.language.isoengen_ZA
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Construction Economics and Managementen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.subject.otherProperty Studiesen_ZA
dc.titleSustainable urban development - the need for a South African rating tool for sustainable precinct developmentsen_ZA
dc.typeMaster Thesis
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dc.type.qualificationnameMScen_ZA
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