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Mayor's Portfolio of Urban Sustainability programme<h2 class="sectHeading">Background and objectives</h2><p> The Mayor's Portfolio began in 2013, inspired by the 2014 World Design Capital. Stakeholders in the <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Departments/Environmental%20Management%20Department">Environmental Management Department </a>sought to understand how the City was implementing design solutions through tangible, creative projects that deliver real results to the people of Cape Town. <br></p><p>Since then, we have published a number of editions, including a joint edition with the City of Aachen in 2021.<br></p><div class="content-accordion"><div class="content-trigger contentTrigger"><h3>Access the documents<i class="icon button-down-arrow"></i></h3><div class="content-toggle contentToggle" style="display:none;"><div class="mobile-scroll">​​ <br> <ul><li> <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Project%20and%20programme%20documents/CCT-Mayor%27s_Portfolio_of%20Urban_Sustainability_2023.pdf" target="_blank">Mayor's Portfolio of Urban Sustainability 2023</a> </li><li> <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Project%20and%20programme%20documents/CapeTownAachenMayorsPortfolioUrbanSustainability-2021.pdf" target="_blank">Cape Town-Aachen Mayor's Portfolio of Urban Sustainability 2021 </a></li><li> <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Project%20and%20programme%20documents/CCT-Mayor%27s_Portfolio_of_Urban_Sustainability_2020.pdf" target="_blank">Mayor's Portfolio of Urban Sustainability 2020</a> </li><li> <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Project%20and%20programme%20documents/CCT%20Mayor%27s%20Portfolio%20of%20Urban%20Sustainability%202018.pdf" target="_blank">Mayor's Portfolio of Urban Sustainability 2018 </a></li><li> <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Project%20and%20programme%20documents/CCT_Mayors_Portfolio_of_Urban_Sustainability_2016-10_web.pdf" target="_blank">Mayor's Portfolio of Urban Sustainability 2016 </a></li><li> <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Project%20and%20programme%20documents/CCT_Mayors_Portfolio_of_Urban_Sustainability_2014-06.pdf" target="_blank">Mayor's Portfolio of Urban Sustainability 2014</a><br></li></ul></div></div></div></div><p>The Mayor’s Portfolio showcases innovative projects that address socio-economic and environmental challenges, fostering a more sustainable and resilient city for current and future generations. Since the launch of the first edition (2014), the Mayor’s Portfolio programme has profiled over 120 City projects.<br></p> <span> <div class="image-gallery-slider img-gal-1" id="img-gal-1" data-slide="1" data-slides="3" style="height:493.5px;"><div class="image-gallery-content" style="height:414px;">​​​ <figure class="itemSlide slide-left slide-1"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Inline%20Images/2020_MAPS_Dunoon_Library.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="display:none;" /> <figcaption class="image-slide-text" style="display:none;"> <p> <strong><a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Explore%20and%20enjoy/See-all-city-facilities/our-service-facilities/Libraries/Dunoon%20Public%20Library">Dunoon Library</a> (2020 Edition)</strong> - In light of the limited space available in Dunoon, the library was designed as a three-storey, steel-framed concrete-and glass building to optimise usable land, while delivering a fully equipped smart facility.<br></p> </figcaption> </figure> <figure class="itemSlide slide-left slide-2"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Inline%20Images/2018_MAPS_Green_infrastructure_programme.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="display:none;width:948px;" /> <figcaption class="image-slide-text" style="display:none;"> <p><a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/departments-city-initiatives/environmental-resource-management/green-infrastructure-programme"><strong>The City's Green Infrastructure Programme</strong></a><strong> (2018 Edition) </strong>aims to protect and enhance our existing natural environmental assets, as well as promote and create new green infrastructure assets.<br></p> </figcaption> </figure> <figure class="itemSlide slide-left slide-3"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Inline%20Images/2014_MAPS_Inland_Water_and_Stormwater_quality_Project.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="display:none;" /> <figcaption class="image-slide-text" style="display:none;"> <p> <strong>The corporate project to improve inland water and stormwater quality (2014 Edition) </strong>has been so successful that the greater flamingo has returned to the Black River after an absence of decades.<br></p> </figcaption> </figure> <figure class="itemSlide slide-left slide-4"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Inline%20Images/2014_MAPS_Milnerton_myCiTi_aerial.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="display:none;" /> <figcaption class="image-slide-text" style="display:none;"> <p> <strong>Integrated Rapid Transit: Red lane (2014 Edition) - </strong>The MyCiTi service is a high-quality bus network that delivers fast, comfortable and cost effective urban mobility using dedicated red lanes. <br></p> </figcaption> </figure> <figure class="itemSlide slide-left slide-5"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Inline%20Images/2014_MAPS_Shark_Spotters_programme.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="display:none;" /> <figcaption class="image-slide-text" style="display:none;"> <p><a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Activities-and-programmes/Nature-and-environment/shark-spotters-programme"><strong>The Shark Spotters Programme</strong></a><strong> (2014 Edition) </strong>aims to find a balance between recreational water safety and white shark conservation.<br></p> </figcaption> </figure> </div><div class="image-gallery-control"><div class="image-gallery-caption"></div><div class="image-gallery-nav"><div class="nav-info">1 of 5<br></div><div class="slide-next"> <i class="icon arrow-white-next"></i> </div><div class="slide-prev"> <i class="icon arrow-white-prev"></i>​​</div></div></div></div></span> <p>The programme serves as a tool for mainstreaming implementation of the City’s Environmental Strategy, highlighting the City’s commitment to meeting Capetonians’ social and economic needs without compromising the natural system on which we all rely.<br></p><p>The main aim of the Mayor’s Portfolio is to mainstream sustainability thinking, and guide and incentivise project managers to incorporate sustainability principles into their project planning and implementation processes, with a range of supporting aims, including:</p><ul><li>To identify particular projects managed or supported by the City with a clear commitment to sustainability. </li><li>To build collaborative processes and facilitate the continued mainstreaming of sustainability throughout the City administration. </li><li>To engage with officials across line functions regarding aspects of projects and integrated thinking. </li><li>To identify project elements (economic, social, ecological or institutional) that demonstrate best practice. </li><li>To encourage project leaders to incorporate sustainability ideas from other projects, which could contribute to their own projects’ increased success. </li><li>To assess projects according to a defined set of indicators and provide feedback on their strengths and weaknesses via an objective, expert panel. </li><li>To provide a useful resource to demonstrate how to implement sustainability principles. </li><li>To distribute the final product to all project managers and directors across the City to encourage best practice. </li><li>To ensure accessibility to a wider audience through media coverage of the publication via online media, print media and other networks. </li><li>To encourage project management that maintains a vision for sustainability and a commitment to Cape Town and its inclusive development.</li></ul><p>The Mayor’s Portfolio provides a reference point for project managers in terms of what others have tried and learnt from; a networking platform for collaboration; and an opportunity to showcase work to internal and external stakeholders. </p><p>Since 2020, the Mayor’s Portfolio of Urban Sustainability has been included as a category in the annual Project Managers’ Forum project excellence awards, using the assessment algorithm as a basis.<br></p><h2 class="sectHeading">Programme support</h2><p>The Mayor’s Portfolio has benefited substantially from the support and guidance of an advisory forum and an expert review panel of sustainability practitioners. </p><p>The advisory forum is comprised of representatives from various City directorates, established to provide high-level strategic input to the Mayor’s Portfolio.</p><p>The expert review panel is made up of external stakeholders that represent Western Cape government, the academic sector, private-sector professionals and civil-society leaders. The panel plays an important part in reviewing the processes and moderating the assessment of the projects included.</p><h2 class="sectHeading">Evaluation process</h2><p>Projects featured in the Mayor’s Portfolio need to:</p><ul><li>Be in the implementation phase or recently completed. </li><li>Address socioeconomic and environmental issues in an integrated manner and within a framework of good governance.</li><li>Be making a positive change in their sector, while crossing sector boundaries and working transversally. </li><li>Be innovative or original in their approach. </li><li>Demonstrate collaboration and partnership building. </li><li>Definitively contribute to the implementation of high-level City strategies, notably, the City’s Environmental Strategy.</li><li>Empower the communities in which they operate or the greater Cape Town community, for example with skills, employment, connections and networks, or knowledge transfer. </li><li>Encourage replication through ease of process, creative or cost effective use of material, and strategies that position the project as a true example of practical ways to achieve sustainability. <br></li></ul><p>Selected projects undergo a rigorous evaluation process. Each project is evaluated on 12 sustainability criteria, identifying best practices and areas for improvement, driving continuous progress towards sustainability.</p><p>While projects differ in scale, resources, timelines, aims and objectives, they all offer lessons to be learnt. </p><h2 class="sectHeading">Contact us</h2><p>If you have any questions or need more information about the Mayor’s Portfolio of Urban Sustainability publication, kindly contact the following representatives:</p><h4>Muofhe Pedzai - PO: Environmental Strategy Implementation</h4><p> <em>Email:<br><a href="mailto:Muofhe.Pedzai@capetown.gov.za">Muofhe.Pedzai@capetown.gov.za</a></em></p><h4>Saul Roux – Head: Environmental Strategy Implementation</h4><p> <em>Email:<br><a href="mailto:SaulAlexander.Roux@capetown.gov.za">SaulAlexander.Roux@capetown.gov.za</a></em><br></p>GP0|#8aa36e7d-9f6c-4b90-813d-35f88ac21968;L0|#08aa36e7d-9f6c-4b90-813d-35f88ac21968|Mayor's Portfolio of Urban Sustainability;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GPP|#8ff24115-2747-4ed6-9b36-f1423b85d836;GPP|#117084d9-e07b-4e3c-a6aa-d2badf907d64;GPP|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;GP0|#d215006e-f109-43f1-8604-7092589707b7;L0|#0d215006e-f109-43f1-8604-7092589707b7|Mayor's Portfolio of Urban Sustainability;GPP|#fed763f7-a5b7-4562-89bd-f6361e372698;GPP|#8e28a3fa-1ff1-4fbd-ada3-4befc9119617;GPP|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;GP0|#c9e19722-4c5d-40b2-81e1-b4a7bebcb74c;L0|#0c9e19722-4c5d-40b2-81e1-b4a7bebcb74c|Mayor's Portfolio of Urban Sustainability;GPP|#ff1602e7-2312-4a5c-8fe4-1059d0eefaeb;GPP|#d01efebf-2396-4714-ace2-b0ada5ba6962;GPP|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24The Mayor's Portfolio of Urban Sustainabilityis a key initiative aimed at embedding sustainability principles into the design, implementation and management of City .0

 

 

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