Lisa Dickson

Director of Resilience for the Americas, ARUP

Lisa Dickson is the Director of Resilience for the Americas, with a focus on the intersect of the built and natural environments.  She started her career as a transportation planner before becoming interested in the carbon markets and, more recently, in alternative financing and investment options related to resilience.  She leads climate adaptation projects for the public and private sectors, and has presented at the Pentagon and a Congressional Briefing on climate security and investments in resilient infrastructure.  Her training as a paleontologist, with a focus on mass extinctions, has given her a unique perspective on the characteristics of resilient systems. Lisa currently serves as a faculty member for an executive-level course on Urban Resilience offered through MIT, and is co-editing a book on climate change for design professionals.