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Lisa Kane Transport justice – so what

Transport justice – so what

It happened again this week. A colleague expressing disbelief at the lack of discussion in transport planning in South Africa about social justice issues. “Isn’t is obvious,” they said, “that in a country like South Africa the needs of the person on foot must be put first?” I find myself,...

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Lisa Kane Streets which “embody respect”_

Streets which embody respect?

We sat in a formal board-room table overlooking central Cape Town just before Christmas of 2012. We were a small, enthusiastic bunch of street geeks (some of whom went on to set up Open Streets Cape Town) listening intently as each took turns to answer the question: “so, what do...

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Lisa Kane everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted”

“…everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted”

Funders and corporates are accountable to shareholders and voters. Why should anyone, or any thing, offer funds for something which cannot be measured? Especially in a South African context where the needs are so many and the resources so limited? Into this mix…conversations about what is necessary in this country?...

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