Lisa Cavicchia

Program Director

Lisa is an urban planner with more than 20 years of experience managing city-building initiatives for the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI). She is responsible for developing and implementing partnerships with cities and communities across Canada and almost 20 countries and more than 100 cities across Europe, South-East Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean that connect individuals and organizations in cities to research, plan, fund and deliver initiatives that strengthen local economies, improve sustainable development outcomes, and create jobs for youth, women and men.

Under Lisa’s management, CUI has gained a reputation for establishing strong partnerships that help cities and their communities tackle complex local development challenges and get on a trajectory for transformational change.