Resilience Leader, Arup
Lisa Dickson is an Associate Principal in Arup’s Boston office and the Director of Resilience for the Americas. She was a contributor to the World Resource Institute’s 2010 Public Sector GHG Protocol and aided in the development of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s (ISI) project rating system. In 2010, she was invited to Shanghai to comment on China’s 12th 5-Year Plan and present on the use of carbon markets to drive investment within the transportation sector. She has been invited to the Pentagon to advise on her work related to climate security and is a technical advisor on two separate NSF-funded panels that focus on performance metrics to drive investment in infrastructure resilience. She is also a member of the Global Adaptation and Resilience Investment Working Group, which is co-sponsored by the United Nations.
Dickson started her career as a transportation planner before gaining expertise in regulations and financial markets related to carbon and renewable energy, and more recently with alternative financing and investment options related to resilience. She has led multiple climate resilience projects including work for Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, Washington D.C., Logan International Airport, the Army National Guard, Partners Healthcare, the World Bank, confidential tech clients, developers, and several coastal communities.