Impoverished data : experiences and lessons in collecting Cape Town data for the millennium cities database

Show simple item record Cooke, S. Baleni, V. Kane, L.
dc.contributor.editor Behrens, Roger.
dc.contributor.editor Cameron, Bill.
dc.contributor.editor Froschauer, Pauline.
dc.contributor.other Southern African Transport Conference (32nd : 2013 : Pretoria, South Africa)
dc.contributor.other Minister of Transport, South Africa 2013-11-07T08:27:08Z 2013-11-07T08:27:08Z 2013-07-08 July 2013 en_US
dc.description This paper was transferred from the original CD ROM created for this conference. The material was published using Adobe Acrobat 10.1.0 Technology. The original CD ROM was produced by Document Transformation Technologies Postal Address: PO Box 560 Irene 0062 South Africa. Tel.: +27 12 667 2074 Fax: +27 12 667 2766 E-mail: nigel@doctech URL: en_US
dc.description.abstract Paper presented at the 32nd Annual Southern African Transport Conference 8-11 July 2013 "Transport and Sustainable Infrastructure", CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa. en_US
dc.description.abstract The Millennium Cities Database for Sustainable Transport is a substantial database, funded by the International Association of Public Transport, with over 200 indicators of transport, demographic, economics and land-use data from about one hundred cities. This dataset allows cities to benchmark against “best practice” or similarly positioned cities and it is a valuable aid for better understanding of the status quo, and of the likely trajectories, of cities. In 1995/6 Cape Town and Johannesburg were included in the dataset, but until now the collection of more recent South African data has not been possible. In 2012 a collaboration between three University of Cape Town (UCT) final year undergraduate civil engineering students, staff at the Centre for Transport Studies, UCT, and transport representatives from the City of Cape Town was formed in an attempt to update the Cape Town data from 1995/6 to 2005/6 and 2010. This paper describes the data collected, its quality, and the data gaps which were found. Methodological lessons on this type of data collection are described. The paper ends with some discussion on metropolitan transport data availability and quality, and the implications of this for policy and decision making at a metropolitan level. en_US
dc.description.librarian mv2013 en_US
dc.format.extent 10 p. en_US
dc.format.medium PDF en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-920017-62-0
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartof SATC 2013 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 1A_COOKE_IMPOVIRESHED en_US
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dc.rights University of Pretoria en_US
dc.subject Millennium Cities. en_US
dc.subject Sustainable Transport. en_US
dc.subject Cape Town. en_US
dc.subject.ddc 388.0968
dc.subject.lcsh Transportation en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Transportation -- Africa en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Transportation -- Southern Africa en_US
dc.title Impoverished data : experiences and lessons in collecting Cape Town data for the millennium cities database en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US

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