Lisa Dickson

Lisa Dickson

Director of Resilience, Arup

Lisa Dickson is the resilience leader for Arup Americas, with 25 years’ experience working at the intersect of the built and natural environments. She has expertise in regulations and financial markets related to carbon and more recently with resilience. Lisa has led multiple climate change projects for the public, private and non-profit sectors. She has been invited to the Pentagon to advise on her work related to climate security, and presented at a Congressional briefing on resilient infrastructure. She is currently teaching a course on Urban Resilience in collaboration with MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Her academic training is in paleontology, where she focused on mass extinctions. She has a B.A. in Geology-Biology from Colby College, an M.S. in Geological Sciences from the University of Michigan, and is a Professional Geologist. She is also an author of two books – one on fossils, the other on historic bridges.

G1 – Understanding and Addressing Climatic Vulnerabilities at 32 Facilities: Lessons from Partners HealthCare

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Climate change is influencing the intensity and patterns of weather events creating new and or increased threats for healthcare facilities. Health care facilities know they must improve resilience in order to continue routine health care services and care for the newly sick and injured during times of crisis. Unfortunately, many organizations rely on historical data […]