Leigh Osterhus

Programme Manager


Leigh is the Program Manager with the Cities Leadership Institute where she also works closely on our communication strategies to engage our members and promote events. Leigh coordinates our annual Domestic and International Exchanges and International Expert Program. She also manages our digital engagement strategies including the Cities Podcast and Crew Webinars Series.  


Leigh received her Bachelor's in City and Regional Planning from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California. She then relocated to Sydney where she completed her Master's in International Development. For her thesis, she researched how local, strategic planning practices can be used in promoting sustainable development.


She has a particular interest in sustainable development, inclusive urban design/ place-making, and grassroots community engagement strategies.



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Level 23, 45 Clarence Street

Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia

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