2017 – present
PhD, MSc, BSc
Leonora has a background in architecture, urban planning, and community engagement, holding a PhD in Urbanism specialising in participatory planning policies.
Her previous roles include working as a planning consultant for UN-Habitat in Nairobi, a researcher at UCL in London, and practicing as an architect in Macedonia. Leonora has worked in collaboration with local governments on plans and policies in Kenya, Macedonia, Ghana, Somalia, South Africa, Myanmar, and is the co-author of the recently published book “Leading Cities: A global review of city leadership”.
Leonora is particularly passionate about using her experience in architecture and planning to focus on collaborative design and capacity building. Since she joined Soundings, she has been working on and leading a range of large-scale consultation projects, including High Road West for LendLease and LB Haringey, Marian Gasworks for St William, Aylesbury Garden Town masterplan for Aylesbury Vale District Council, Soham Eastern Gateway for This Land, and Windsor House Estate Regeneration for the City of London.
Leonora is also a keen volunteer, has collaborated with many NGOs on training and community-led policies, and currently works with Architecture Sans Frontiers, supporting London community groups through planning capacity building.