Birmingham School of Architecture and Design
Kristina Hill is an associate professor at the University of California, Berkeley. An international expert in urban ecology and hydrology in relationship to physical design and social justice issues, her current work is focused on adapting urban districts and shorezones to the new challenges associated with climate change.
After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, she became a member of the Dutch-American engineering and design team that developed New Orleans water management strategy. She continues to collaborate internationally to understand the potential for designs to help protect coastal communities as sea levels rise.
Kristina currently focuses her research on adaptation and coastal design in the San Francisco Bay Area, and comparative studies in the US Mid-Atlantic, Europe, and Hawaii. Kristina, Martha, along with several BCU academic staff members, is attached to the West Midlands National Park Lab.