Dube Aerotropolis Framework for Sustainability, Durban, South Africa

Project details

Funding Body: Dube Tradeport and Tongaat Hulett Development

Collaborators: Virtual Consulting Engineers and The Planning Initiative, South Africa

Dates: 2011

Project summary

AQMRC led a multi-disciplinary project team from UWE Bristol to assist in the development of a Framework for Sustainability, including a Carbon and Water Inventory, for the development of the Dube Aerotropolis in the vicinity of King Shaka International Airport, Durban, South Africa.

The Framework for Sustainability and supporting tools was prepared as input to the Dube Aerotropolis Regional Development Strategy and delivered to clients Dube TradePort and Tongaat Hulett Developments.

Focusing on a sixty year horizon, the work provided a framework to support the client's vision of working towards carbon and water neutrality for the area. This vision was made even more challenging by the role of aviation as a key driver to the development.

In addition to a comprehensive high level carbon emissions inventory and a water inventory, the Framework document provided a unique bespoke innovative Sustainability Vision Matrix for the region, providing a baseline assessment and future sustainable development recommendations under eight key themes:

  • Planning and the Built Environment
  • Climate Change, Energy and Aviation
  • Water
  • Land and Ecology
  • Ground Transport
  • Community, Economic Development and Employment
  • Procurement
  • Waste

Please email Professor Enda Hayes at Enda.Hayes@uwe.ac.uk for more details.

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