Kayla Hanna Brown is Project Manager for Built Environment at South African Cities Network. We explore the impacts of the pandemic on the built environment, how different Cities responded, fast tracking spatial transformation, technology and innovation, and main lessons taken from 2020.
Reflection on the state of cities report of 2016
What the pandemic has meant for City practitioners in the built environment
What the pandemic brought to the fore
De-densification and the implications on the spatial agenda of densification
How to fast track spatial transformation
Technology and innovation in the built environment sector
How different Cities responded to the built environment crises
Immediate market impacts and shifts experienced from 2020
How can trust in physical spaces be regained?
Main lessons taken from 2020
About the Future Cities Africa and South African Cities Network Partnership
2020 has fundamentally changed the context in which South African municipalities govern and provide services. Future Cities Africa has partnered with South African Cities Network on a series of 4 episodes that look at how cities have fared during the pandemic and what fundamental lessons have been learned. We cover: Economic recovery, Climate Change, Governance & Municipal Finance, and Built Environment.
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About Kayla Hanna Brown
“I am an architect by training with a Masters in Architecture from the University of Cape Town. I am also a Chevening Scholar and studied an MSc at University College London in Building and Urban Design in Development. I have work experience in architectural design, lecturing, community participation, stakeholder management, research and urban design.
My interest in architecture and urban research is rooted in a South African post-apartheid context and identifies the need for the radical transformation of our urban environment. I am currently working as a project manager for the South African Cities Network where I conduct research into the issues and dynamics affecting municipalities and their goals of achieving built environment integration.”
About The South African Cities Network (SACN)
The South African Cities Network (SACN) is an established network of South African cities and partners that encourages the exchange of information, experience and best practices on urban development and city management. Since 2002 the SACN’s objectives are to:
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