Leila thrives when observing the interaction between people and green infrastructure in cities. She is Assistant Professor and Associate Chair in the Landscape Architecture Department at University of Colorado, Denver, USA, as well as practicing in her own firm. She has a focus on public health related to urban living systems design, planning and theory, and enjoys critical, innovate design thinking for inside-outside transitions.
She currently teaches Landscape Architecture Core and Advanced Vertical Design Studios, Integrated Cross-Disciplinary, Green Infrastructure and Design Process classes, as well as International Urban Design Studio and studies abroad, primarily to Scandinavia with her Danish background. She has been with UCD since 2006 and speaks at national and international green infrastructure conferences and events.