I study changes in environmental conditions as a result of urbanization and climate change, and develop urban design approaches, infrastructure strategies, and habitat conservation strategies that allow coastal regions to adapt to increased extent or frequency of flooding.
Research Expertise and Interest
urban planning, urban design, urban ecology, surface hydrology, groundwater, sea level rise, climate change, adaptation, adaptation to flooding
October 24, 2017
Since we don’t yet know how fast and how high sea levels are going to rise because of climate change, our strategies must be ready and adaptive as conditions change, according to UC Berkeley urban designer Kristina Hill.