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ConceptDiagram.jpg Concept Sketch for Tshwane - Kenneth Walton of NCPC

  • Transportation Concept Area

Prioritize and facilitate people-movement within the District. This concept could be realized through 2 basic elements:

1. Limit the volume of "private" vehicles and/or taxis within the District - If feasible, limit the volume of private automobiles and/or taxis (if necessary) entering into the District by some sort of congestion-pricing mechanism (i.e. London) to maintain a more relaxed, "ease of circulation" condition within the District. This will prevent traffic congestion, help encourage people to utilize the inner-District transit systems/walk/bicycle/Segway, and create a more pleasant and safer environment for people. If politically/financially feasible and legal, the revenue generated by the user-fee could be utilized to fund maintenance of inner-District infrastructure and/or operation of the transit system(s). NOTE: The parking demand and other impacts (especially outside of the District) of such a program should be assessed prior to implementation.

2. Implement a network of various transit, pedestrian, bicycle, and Segway systems within the District - The intra-District network would prioritize the movement of people over private vehicles, and link specific destinations in support of the Plan (see supporting graphics). Such a network would also facilitate social interaction between people and create a more intimate, "special" ambiance to the area. NOTE: Specific locations for potential Segway rentals, bicycle rentals, and bicycle racks are not identified in this concept and should be studied prior to implementation.

Subject Matter Experts

  • Each team has a specialty.
  • Some teams are seeking "Subject Matter Experts" SME in different areas.

KEY Subject Matter Expert Description
A Architect For Tshwane - Define concepts and ideas that begin to tell the story of a new capital city in the 21st century, what is the image of the city as defined by this new architecture? How do you read this as a mass and in individual buildings? How can we tell the story of freedom in South Africa by design? Similar concepts for Alexandria.
B Builder, Contractor How can early input from builders support Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) for design?
C Project and Cost Management How can early input from estimators support Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) for design?
D Developer -
E Electrical Engineer -
F Codes and Regulations How can automatic Code Checking support design?
G City or Government Agency -
H Sustainability and LEEDS Can LEED Standards be applied, how can security design be integrated into the buildings?
I Transportation Planning -
J Design Build -
K Base Realignment and Closing Coordination -
L Lifecycle Management -
M Mechanical Engineer -
N Standards Organization -
O Owner -
P Plumbing Engineer -
Q Landscape Design How do we create a sustainable site design hardscape and landscape how can we define renewable energy in the design colors, patterns etc
R Program Management -
S Academia -
T Security Analyst, CPTED How can security design be integrated into the buildings? How can design support for safer environments through the use of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, CPTED principles?
U Urban Design How can we begin carving out the new city from what exist currently and how it may grow into the future how development should be phased
V Civil Engineer -
W Legal -
X Real Estate -
Y GIS Analyst -
Z BIMStormô Support -


Teams can choose a site for Alexandria and Tswhane. After all the sites have been assigned, teams can also pick the same site that another team is already working on or define a new site. Make your selection and announce it on the Forum.


2010-02-08 10:52:34
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