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Transportation Planning Within The Gauteng Province Of South Africa: An Overview Of Instruments On Strategic Planning Between 1970 And 2014

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT150101

Volume

146

Pages

12

Page Range

119 - 130

Published

2015

Size

752 kb

Author(s)

C. B. Schoeman

Abstract

Since 1994 with democratization the national and its underpinning provincial spatial systems in South Africa were subjected to intensive transformation processes and impacts resulting from a changing policy, legislative and planning instrument frameworks. These influences and impacts resulted in important planning and development consequences for strategic transportation, spatial planning and development within all spheres of government.

The South African National Spatial System (NSS) consists of nine (9) Provincial Spatial Systems (PSS). These PSS anchor and optimize transportation and spatial planning and development. Due to historic and locational factors, the study area (Gauteng PSS) fulfils a primary role in the growth and development of the national economy (NSS) and its development.

The paper is an endeavour to assess the evolution of provincial planning instruments qualitatively to support sustainable development and to link need and potential in terms of national and provincial plans and to reconcile the transformation process in local context.

Keywords

strategic planning, national planning, provincial planning, local planning, sustainability, land use and transportation integration, spatial planning