A man is flying in a hot air balloon and realizes he is lost. He reduces
height and spots a man down below. He lowers the balloon further and
shouts: “Excuse me, can you help me? I promised my friend I would meet him
half an hour ago, but I don’t know where I am.”
The man below says: “Yes. You are in a hot air balloon, hovering
approximately 30 feet above this field.”
"You must be an engineer," says the balloonist.
"I am," replies the man. "How did you know?"
"Well," says the balloonist, "everything you have told me is technically
correct, but I have no idea what to make of your information.
"The man below says, "You must be a planner."
"I am," replies the balloonist, "but how did you know?"
"Well," says the man, "you don’t know where you are, or where you are
going, and you have made a promise which you have no idea how to keep. The
fact is you are in the exact same position you were in before we met, but
now it is somehow my fault.”
From the DoE IPP website found here:
“The Department regrets that it will not make an announcement today in relation to the appointment of the additional MW for the Third Bid Submission Date in the Onshore Wind and Solar Photovoltaic Technologies.
The Department experienced delays in finalising the approach to allocation of additional MW. Therefore, the Department will make further announcement regarding its decision in due course, and is intending to do so by no later than 31 December 2013.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”
I don’t know how I missed this as it was launched almost exactly a year
ago, but there is a TfL equivalent in Cape Town, which is focusing on
integrating public transport modes in CT. A snippet from the City’s
website found here.
“Transport for Cape Town oversees planning, contracting, finance, licensing
, training, marketing and operator regulations that relate to public
transport in Cape Town.
Transport for Cape Town commits to ensuring:
Infrastructure that is well maintained and is at a unified, high standard
across the City.
That commuters experience seamless, safe and reliable public transport
across all modes.
The system and network is responsive, well managed and integrated.
The governance structure for the rollout of the Integrated Transport Plan
is sound and within the legislative parameters.”
Future Cape Town also has a good article on it found
"Transport for Cape Town (TCT) will mean, practically, the following:
- TCT will manage all transport facilities in the City
- It will link all models into one system
- Taxis, buses and trains will be governed by one authority
- This will mean improved connections – without over servicing of some
routes and under servicing of others
- This will mean faster times of travel”
I found this on the Future Cape Town site, but it was done by someone
called Adrian Frith, and more (Joburg/Durban) maps can be found here:
short, the census results have been mapped according to households racial
profile, and each dot in the map below represents 50 people.
This goes to show the legacy of apartheid planning in Cape Town, and also
shows how far so many people live from the city centre, and urban goods.
Think of the liquid fuels required for transportation in a city laid out
I’ve included it as a medium sized map, so to do it justice, view it here:
Really interesting. Thanks Adrian.