Leandro G. Santos

Research Planner, Applied Solutions

Leandro firmly believes that for cities to prosper, they must be created by everybody for everybody.

At the Canadian Urban Institute, Leandro has worked on a series of city-building projects related to post-COVID urban recovery, housing, and equitable engagement. As part of the CUI x Local initiative, Leandro has synthesized broad stakeholder and community feedback gathered from intensive engagements hosted throughout Windsor, Victoria, and Halifax. His work has contributed to the production of outcomes reports highlighting city-building lessons for the rest of Canada’s urban areas. Leandro strives to meaningfully elevate the voices of equity-deserving groups marginalized by the planning process.

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.