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SPATIAL PLANNING, TRANSPORTATION PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT POLICY INFORMING STRATEGIC PLANNING IN SUPPORT OF MODELLING AS INTEGRATIVE INSTRUMENT IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/TDI-V1-N2-182-193

Volume

Volume 1 (2017), Issue 2

Pages

11

Page Range

182 - 193

Author(s)

CAREL B SCHOEMAN

Abstract

The debate for the need to align spatial planning, transportation planning and environmental management strategically, functionally and operationally in support of modelling is ongoing internationally since the early 2000s. This incorporates the articulation of the planning instruments used by professionals within these functional fields and the way in which it is coordinated and aligned.

With the approval of the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act (SPLUMA) (Act 16 of 2013) and the SPLUMA Regulations (23 March 2015) in South Africa, the statutory planning legislation framework applicable during the previous political dispensation was reformed and democratized.

In this article the alignment between policy and legislative frameworks, guidelines and processes to support planning and development in spatial systems will be discussed. The approach presented in this article will serve as a guide in planning within developing countries.

Keywords

environmental management, integrated planning, spatial planning, transportation planning, transformation processes