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Leah Lazer

Research Analyst & Project Coordinator

Leah serves as Research Analyst & Project Coordinator for the Coalition for Urban Transitions. She conducts research on climate change and urbanisation, and how compact, connected cities can improve environmental, economic and social outcomes for all. Her major recent projects have included the 2018 New Climate Economy report and the 2019 Urban Opportunity report. Prior to joining the Coalition for Urban Transitions, Leah was an Urban Development Researcher at Siemens, a Program Manager at a food systems non-profit in Philadelphia, and held volunteer roles on the Mayor of Philadelphia’s Food Policy Advisory Council and the Board of Directors of Fair Food Philadelphia. Leah holds a M.Sc. in Regional and Urban Planning Studies with merit honours from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a B.A. in Food System Studies magna cum laude from Tufts University.