Kristina Hill, Associate Professor, Berkeley

Kristina Hill, Associate Professor, Berkeley

hillKristina Hill is a scholar of design and planning. She specializes in the application of ecological, hydrological and geomorphological knowledge to urban adaptation to sea level rise, and other climate change trends. She has worked on major adaptation plans for New Orleans, the mid- Atlantic coast, and Seattle. Her current work is on identifying adaptation opportunities in the San Francisco Bay Area, with a focus on biodiversity, infrastructure strategies, new development approaches, and social justice. Hill was a co-author and editor of the book Ecology and Design, published by Island Press, and was guest editor for the 100th anniversary issue of Frontiers in Ecology and Environment, published by the Ecological Society of America in 2015. She lectures internationally on urban infrastructure and adaptation, and received her PhD from Harvard University. She has taught at MIT, the University of Washington and the University of Virginia. Hill is now an associate professor at UC Berkeley in landscape architecture and environmental planning, working on a book about strategies for urban adaptation to sea level rise.