Anaïs Leger-Smith is a Landscape Architect and Doctor in Urban design & planning (Sch. of Landscape engineering Agrocampus, France & Paris Sch. of Urbanism). She initially developed a practical experience working as a landscape designer in Belgium and the United Kingdom for five years. She then undertook a PhD on the evolution of landscape design practices in response to the ecological turn in urban design with case studies and fieldwork in France and the UK. Moving back to the UK, she worked as a senior urban designer in Bristol, focusing on community engaged urban design and shared public spaces. Two years ago, she returned to her hometown in France where she is a lecturer and research associate at the Toulouse National School of Architecture. Intervening in the disciplinary domain of “Ville et Territoire”, she teaches in several architectural studios. Her research interests focus on (1) innovative ecological landscape design practices in sustainable neighbourhoods and on (2) community engaged design process, participatory urbanism, critical urban geography. She develops a comparative vision between French and British landscape design practices and urban planning systems. She is the secretary for the Occitanie branch of the French Federation for Landscape Architecture.