Calayde Davey is a Co-Founder & Director of Urban Strategy at Regen 50 and Co-Chair of the Lean Built Environment Afrika. She is also post-doctoral researcher in African Digital Twin Cities with the University of Pretoria. We explore Digital Twins: a Fitbit for Cities, lean design and construction, her vision for future cities, better industry collaboration and maintaining a work-life balance.
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Digital Twins: Fitbit for Cities
Lean design and construction
Her vision for Future Cities
Stakeholder collaboration challenges
Managing a work-life balance
Calayde is a post-doctoral researcher in African Digital Twin Cities with the University of Pretoria. She holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Design, Economics & Planning from the USA, and a Master’s degree in Architecture from South Africa. She has worked internationally in architecture, real estate development, Lean construction management, corporate strategy, urban planning, and policy development.
Calayde has worked in the role of project architect on high-rise projects in South-East Asia, and Lean facilitator for the world's largest Passive House (90% energy efficient) residential project in the United States.
She is Managing Partner and co-author of "Mastering Lean Leadership" and "Mastering Kaizen" with Hal Macomber.
Ph.D. Environmental Design, Economics & Planning.
Arch & Planning, Kansas State, USA
Masters in Architecture, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Regen50 is a think tank for responsible urban development. We believe there is a new way of engagement within our cities — one that is focused on strategic interventions with a big picture view of urban development.
We call this Urban Strategy.
This practice calls for a new generation of urban thinkers - at the convergence of knowledge in sustainability, architecture, urban design, landscape, public engagement, policy, and economic development. Urban Strategy seeks to dissolve the silos of traditional thinking and practices into a shared vision between public, private, and community stakeholders. Through aligning and amplifying these efforts and concerns, Urban Strategists work to unlock projects that effectively address the ever-increasing complexity of our cities.
At Regen50 we believe in regenerative urbanism. Our work seeks out catalytic interventions that can bring lasting sustainability in pursuit of building better cities and healthier urban communities.
About Lean Built Environment - Afrika
Lean Built Environment - Afrika is a non-profit organisation, dedicated to the continental improvement of people, processes, projects, and development in Africa.
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