Leonie co-wrote the short book which captures the stories of FLOW: 'a two-year long... research project that took place in two South African municipalities, from August 2014 to September 2016. The project engaged out-of-work, out-of-school local youth to build both individual and community capacity to thrive and innovate in the face of the growing challenges of climate change, resource depletion and inequality.'
Better production for a living planet 2013 - written and adapted for WWF-SA’s case studies on market transformation initiatives in the soft commodities. Download the report here.
'A series of ten case studies that demonstrate how the wise management of biodiversity and ecological infrastructure contributes to economic and social development has recently been completed by the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI). The case studies further warn of how poor environmental management can drain municipal coffers and increase the vulnerability of marginalised communities.'
Leonie has been working with EPRU, the local chapter of the Sweden-based Environment for Development (EfD) initiative, to popularise the research coming from this branch of the School of Economics.
Cape of Storms takes work done by the African Centre for Cities (ACC) and the Stockholm Environment Institute to explore the dynamic nature of the Cape coastline. This eBook looks at how stormy seas, rising sea levels, ecologically sensitive beaches, dunes and river mouths, and urban development all interact along the coast, making it a complex space to manage.
Rising Waters- working together on Cape Town's flooding. This report, released in October 2013, is based on three years' worth of research from the Flooding in Cape Town under Climate Risk (FliCCR) project.
Leonie worked with the team to compile a series of personal accounts of those living in flood affected areas, to the challenges facing the local government officials in the City of Cape Town. The report gives insights into the complexities related to managing the problem of urban flooding in a growing urban city like Cape Town.