Leonard Francis is Director of the Spatial Planning Division of the National Environment and Planning Agency in Jamaica. Mr Francis is a trained Environment and Planning professional with over 20 years of environment and planning experience. He has done and/or supervises research in several areas including noise, the approval process, densification of the Kingston Metropolitan Area, urban development policy, sustainable development, restrictive covenants and on issues related to climate change.
He recently attended the Regional Urban Policy Stakeholders Workshop in Barbados where he presented on Urban Governance and Management. He has been a guest lecturer at several universities and is a part time lecturer at the University of Technology in the Urban and Regional Planning Programme and the Real Estate Salesman course.
Mr Francis possesses a Masters Degree in Planning and Business from the University of Ryerson, Toronto Canada and The University of the West Indies, Mona respectively. In addition, he also possesses first degrees in environment and planning, economics and management and a LLb. He was elected 2 years ago as a Deputy Convenor of the Caribbean Planning Association and is a member of several Boards/Authorities which includes the Negril Green Island Area Local Planning Authority, Planning and Development Committee of the Urban Development Corporation, the International Centre for Environmental & Nuclear Sciences and Evans Early Childhood Institution.