Both spatial planning and development planning practices in municipalities are critical for energy efficient, low carbon futures. Sensible spatial planning is a precondition for sustainable transport, while placing appropriate conditions on building developments can support energy efficiency greatly.
This report is directed at addressing part of this knowledge deficit of the lack of an adequate understanding of the natural environment and the extent of urban environmental degradation in Africa, its economic and human costs, and the complex interplay between urban development, natural asset decline, and the value of ecosystem services provision (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and The World Bank, 2017).
This concept note aims to introduce the main themes around the issue of informal settlement development in the developing world, with a particular focus on electrification and informal settlements, and providing other formal urban services such as water and sanitation (Lemaire and Kerr, 2016).
This report analyses the emerging challenges and risks to which urban and rural Africa are being exposed with a view to facilitating discussions at regional, national and local levels on how best to address the challenges ahead and apply solutions that are innovative, location-specific and effective.
The report provides a strategic policy framework anchored in national development planning to enable African countries to harness urbanization for industrialization and also draws on specific country experiences in Africa illustrating the need for much more concerted efforts to address the disconnects between urban and industrial development (United Nations economic commission for Africa, 2017).
This document provides a context for the energy and urbanization situation in South Africa, and then draws on a range of literature to look at the status of planning and implementation of sustainable energy options in urban areas (SEA, 2013).
This policy brief is intended to propose recommendations and solutions to local government in sub Saharan Africa with regards to managing municipal waste in a sustainable manner (Lemaire and Kerr, 2016).
The purpose of the synthesis is to enable comparison of key factors between the countries, and to form a
foundation for any knowledge sharing activities within the SAMSET project (BATCHELOR, SMITH, BAWAKYILLENUO, AGBELIE, MANN, NAMUKISA AND
NDIBWAMI, BORCHERS, EUSTON-BROWN, & NDLOVU, 2014).
This document provides a context for the energy and urbanisation situation in Uganda, and then draws on a range of sources to look at the urban planning framework as such, status of any energy initiatives and any opportunities and challenges to implementation of sustainable energy options in urban areas (Mann, Namukisa and Ndibwami, 2014).
This paper aims to provide prioritised lists of the most cost- and carbon effective measures that could realistically be promoted in the housing, commercial and public buildings, transport and waste sectors within Kigali (Gouldson, et al.).