Europe Cities, Planning and Design Leader

Lean Doody


  • Europe Cities, Planning and Design Leader

Léan Doody leads Arup’s Cities, Planning and Design business in Europe, bringing together masterplanners, transport planners, urban designers and environmental specialists to create people-centred, resilient cities.

She has over 20 years of professional experience in the industry which includes working with a variety of clients from city and national governments to private developers, and on projects involving extensive strategy and policy work on the application of smart technologies.

Some of her recent project work includes digital strategy and policy work for the Danish and Singaporean governments, the Greater London Authority, Dublin City Council, Sydney, Canberra and major masterplanning projects in Madrid, Singapore and Dubai. In this evolving field, she has been active in working with research institutes and industry bodies to set international standards and research agendas.

Before joining Arup in 2003, Léan completed a Master’s degree in Urban Policy and Design at the London School of Economics. Her primary degree is in Mathematics from Trinity College Dublin.