Léa joined the CONSTELLATIONS team as a SHANGHAI FLANEUR Client Relations and Program Manager in 2013. She coordinates and designs learning programs together with the experts. Furthermore, she works urbanization and culture related projects between China and Europe.
Léa is an experienced urban designer who has worked on a wide range of urban design and public realm and heritage projects in Europe and the Middle East. In London, she worked at Alan Baxter & Associates, where was lead consultant for the public realm and market improvement schemes for Whitechapel in London, coordinating a team of five sub-consultants. Previously, she carried out visual and townscape assessments for high-profile skyscrapers in London and has worked as a consultant in the management of cultural and heritage sites in Europe and the Middle East. Her experience spans urban and heritage disciplines and she has a strong understanding of the heritage and social issues that are linked to urban pressure for inner-city development.
She is an alumna of the London School of Economics, where she read a MSc in City Design and Social Science her dissertation looked at the regeneration of an area of London’s East End and the gentrification that resulted from it. She has also contributed articles to two edited publications, one on the regeneration of historic areas and one on public access to tall buildings in London (see section below for detailed references).
Having lived in four countries thus far, Léa is fluent in French, Arabic, English and Italian and is a keen student of Mandarin.