Category Archives: Durban

It’s a wrap! The SCI Network Africa Program comes to an end

Sustainable Cities wishes to express our sincere thanks to everyone who has contributed to the remarkable success of our SCI Network Africa Program! At the end of October 2012, our contract and funding provided by the Canadian International Development Agency … Continue reading

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A participatory development approach to mapping sustainability– the eThekwini Green Map

By Brittany Morris ~ ~ “People today have an urge – an impatient urge – to participate in the events and processes that shape their lives”. UNDP Participatory development and design can take on many forms and applications in both … Continue reading

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The Green Dividend of Social Sustainability

Freya Kristensen is the most recent addition to our Affiliated Researcher Program.  A PhD candidate in the department Geography at Simon Fraser University and a researcher with the SFU Centre for Sustainable Community Development, her work examines how international municipal … Continue reading

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Food garden guidelines for schools available online

By Amanda Botes ~ ~ Imagine Durban with support from Sustainable Cities International has developed a short guideline manual to assist schools with establishing food gardens in Durban, South Africa. Success factors for starting and maintaining a school food garden … Continue reading

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Inner-City Cardboard Recycling Project wins Sustainable Architecture Awards

By Amanda Botes ~ ~ Asiye eTafuleni’s (AeT) Inner-City Cardboard Recycling Project has been commended for a 2012 AfriSam-South African Institute of Architects Sustainable Architecture award in the work of social significance category. The South African awards were set up … Continue reading

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Solar Energy Across Continents: How Durban Borrowed From Portland

By Jonathan Ramayia An ocean and continent apart, the distance between Durban and Portland is over 17 000 km. Even by air, the journey would take over a day. Apart from both being coastal cities, Durban and Portland share something … Continue reading

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Building More Sustainable Cities: Urban recyclers – the need for proper storage and sorting space

By Steven Charters Despite working on the margins of many cities around the world, informal recyclers are playing important roles in urban waste disposal: collecting, sorting and returning discarded recyclables from city streets, parks, alleys and beachfronts. There may be … Continue reading

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Imagine Durban Visits Innovative Program for Girls

Leeanne MacGregor is wrapping up a 6-month internship in Durban, South Africa in outreach and communications. She writes about a great project that Imagine Durban helped to kick-start. You can also read more about it here. ~ ~ Tuesday afternoon, a group … Continue reading

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Engaging Your Community: The Way Forward

Mark Carras is (already!) halfway through his 6-month SCI CIDA Youth internship in Durban, South Africa, where his work is focusing on the development of green economies. ~  ~ Durban is all it’s cracked up to be. I spent the … Continue reading

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“Learning for Life” Demonstration Project in Durban

Dane Labonte is just finishing his 6-month SCI internship posting in Durban, South Africa, where his worked focused on the green economy. ~  ~ Sustainable Cities International funds demonstration projects around the world through partner organizations. The Learning for Life … Continue reading

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