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Eric Dickson

Senior Urban Specialist

Eric Dickson has over twelve years of interdisciplinary experience in urban development, disaster risk management and water supply and sanitation. Since joining the Bank in 2006, Eric has held positions in the Water Anchor, Urban Anchor, and since 2010 in Latin America where he has been engaged in the management of the Bank's program on urban development and disaster risk management in Colombia, Jamaica, Belize and Peru. Eric brings experience on a range of issues at both national and subnational levels encompassing urban upgrading, transit oriented development, and disaster risk identification, reduction, and financing.

Eric has also been directly involved in the preparation of various Bank publications including the Methodological Guide for an Inventory of High Risk Settlements, Urban Risk Assessments, an analysis focused on Mexico City relating to Climate Change, Disaster Risk & the Urban Poor, and an international analysis of the Impacts of Climate Change on Urban Water Utilities, among others. Eric holds a Master’s Degree in International Housing and Social Change from the London School of Economics where he focused on resettlement of slum dwellers in Mumbai, India, and an undergraduate degree in Economics and International Development from Queen’s University, Canada. Prior to joining the Bank Eric worked for the International Development Research Centre in Ottawa, Canada.