Lisa Beyer

USA Manager, World Resources Institute

Lisa is a Cities4Forests USA Manager for Urban Water Infrastructure at the World Resources Institute and the focal point for engagement with Oakland and San Francisco. She is responsible for developing and scaling financially innovative, environmentally sustainable municipal water management solutions in cities across the country. As part of the Cities4Forests and Natural Infrastructure Initiatives at WRI, the goal of this work is to capture co-benefits of urban greening by employing advanced capital planning and integrated project delivery that can attract new investment.

For the last twenty years, Lisa has been designing and managing urban infrastructure projects in New York City, St. Louis, Philadelphia, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Lisa is committed to designing that advances sustainability, involves meaningful public engagement, placemaking, and long-term viability from project concept through operations and maintenance.

Lisa holds dual Master’s degrees in Landscape Architecture and City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture with a minor in Dance from Washington University in Saint Louis.

Based in San Francisco, Lisa is passionate about cities, design and community. She enjoys urban hikes, dancing, and catching live music.