Luana Betti is an Urban Economics Coordinator at the WRI Brasil Cities' program, where she works to increase the flow of finance for sustainable urban infrastructure projects​ that build more resilient, more inclusive and low carbon cities. She conducts research and initiatives on key topics related to financing sustainable cities, including resource mobilization based on urban land use management, (Land Value Capture) and development and climate financing in different urban solution in land use, mobility, natural infrastructure.

Prior to joining WRI Brasil, Luana worked as an economic analyst at consulting and research firms. She conducts analysis, lectures and studies in the areas of labor market and public policy.

Luana holds a master's degree in Applied Economics from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), and also a degree in Economics from the same university. She has studied part of her degree at Univeristy of Nova de Lisboa in Portugal. She is a specialist in the evaluation of economic impact of projects and public policies by Fundação Itaú Social (São Paulo, Brazil).