Kristina Hill is a professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning. She studies 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. In her work, she partners with local communities and government agencies. Most of her current partners are in the San Francisco Bay Area, but she also works in Denmark, coastal Virginia, and New Zealand. She has made it a priority to work with low-income communities and communities of color, because they are often disproportionately impacted by sea level rise.
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.