Kristina Hill, Ph.D. Associate Professor,
University of California, Berkeley
Kristina Hill specializes in the application of ecological and geomorphological knowledge to understanding options for urban adaptation to sea level rise and flooding. She has worked on major adaptation plans for New Orleans, the mid-Atlantic coast, and Seattle. In Seattle, Hill also had the experience of developing and leading a public transit agency, giving her insights into how public agencies manage change. Her current work is on identifying adaptation opportunities in the San Francisco Bay Area, with a focus on biodiversity, infrastructure strategies, new urban district prototypes, 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. Hill received her PhD an MLA 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, working on a book about strategies for urban adaptation to sea level rise.