Leandro firmly believes that for cities to prosper, they must be created by everybody, for everybody.
At the Canadian Urban Institute, he has worked on a series of city-building projects addressing post-COVID urban recovery, housing, and community engagement processes. He has conducted research informing federal housing programs, highlighted best practices in Windsor, Victoria, and Halifax for Canadian city builders, and strives to meaningfully elevate the voices of communities marginalized by colonial systems, institutions, and urban planning processes.
Leandro holds a Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning from Toronto Metropolitan University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations from Carleton University.
What is your favourite way to spend a day in the city?
I love to walk around and explore neighbourhoods, talk to strangers, meet up with friends, and read every heritage plaque I stumble across.