Leyla Saadi

Leyla Saadi is an urbanist and storyteller who is committed to the betterment of life in cities and human settlements. She is passionate about creating better places, reducing waste, and promoting social equality through design. Leyla has been practicing urban design and architecture internationally for nearly a decade. She has worked with high-profile clients & consultants on a wide range of Mixed-use Developments leading the delivery of several concept and detailed masterplanning packages. After obtaining a master’s degree in Cities and technology at IaaC, Leyla has been working closely with Geographic Data and mapping for several large-scale projects involving contextual urban studies, identification of opportunities and constrains through big data analysis and setting out future development strategies. She recently founded Urban Col.labs, a collaboration of international experts in the fields of Urban Design, Art, and Technology. Urban Col.labs strives to merge the worlds of Urbanism, Public Art, and Data Science to create unique and creative solutions for cities and the public space.