Léan Doody leads Arup’s consulting work on smart cities. Her clients include city and national government, industry and urban developments. Recent project work has included strategy and policy work for cities in the UK and Middle East as well as the Dutch and British governments. She is a member of the advisory board for the British Standards Institute smart cities standards work, and the EU UrbanIxD project, and is a frequent speaker at smart and future cities events. She also represents Arup at the Smart London Board, Smart Birmingham Commission and the UK governmental Smart Cities Taskforce.
Her publications include Information Marketplaces: The New Economics of Cities, Designing with Data for the RIBA, Smart Citizens for FutureEverything and Smart City Market Opportunities for the UK Department for Business.
Before joining Arup in 2003, Léan completed a Masters degree in urban policy and design at the London School of Economics.
In Defence of the Smart City, forthcoming in Architecture + Urbanism
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