Leah Karlberg

Urban Planner & Designer
Leah leads a variety of policy planning and development work at Happy Cities, using IAP2 public engagement best practices and creative communication tools to facilitate dialogue.

Leah has contributed to innovative planning processes across Metro Vancouver in sectors including municipal, non-profit, co-operative, and at the University of British Columbia, in addition to community development work abroad in Costa Rica. Leah is particularly interested in using placemaking to spark dialogue and strengthen social connections, leading to resilient outcomes daily and in the face of a climate crisis. In her spare time, Leah likes to talk about earthquakes and lead resilience walks as co-founder of Neighbour Lab.

Leah completed a Graduate Certificate in Urban Policy & Planning at Boston University and holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia in human geography. Leah is a candidate member of the Canadian Institute of Planners.

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