Kristina Hill and is an associate professor of landscape architecture and environmental planning at UC Berkeley, where she teaches and conducts research in urban design and planning. Her specialty is developing urban design strategies that rely on hydrological, ecological and geological knowledge in cities that face flooding challenges. Currently, Hill studies adaptation strategies for sea level rise and river flooding in coastal California, with a focus on new development approaches, social justice, and biodiversity. Previously, she helped develop the regional water strategy for New Orleans. Hill was guest editor of the 100th anniversary issue of Frontiers in Ecology and Environment, published by the Ecological Society of America, which presented new work on infrastructure and adaptation to climate change. She published the book Ecology and Design in 2002 (Island Press). Hill earned her Ph.D. from Harvard University. She served as a founding board member and the head of a public transit agency, the Seattle Popular Monorail Authority. She consults and lectures internationally on new approaches to urban infrastructure for climate adaptation.