Fall 2009: Adapting Cities to Floods

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Fall 2009: Adapting Cities to Floods

Inundated areas in New Orleans following breaking of the levees surrounding the city as the result of Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans, Louisiana. 2005 September 11. © Lieut. Commander Mark Moran, NOAA Corps, NMAO/AOC.

Inundated areas in New Orleans following breaking of the levees surrounding the city as the result of Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans, Louisiana. 2005 September 11. © Lieut. Commander Mark Moran, NOAA Corps, NMAO/AOC.

Inundated areas in New Orleans following breaking of the levees surrounding the city as the result of Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans, Louisiana. 2005 September 11. © Lieut. Commander Mark Moran, NOAA Corps, NMAO/AOC.

Inundated areas in New Orleans following breaking of the levees surrounding the city as the result of Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans, Louisiana. September 11, 2005. © Lieut. Commander Mark Moran, NOAA Corps, NMAO/AOC.

Visiting Scholar Seminar

Fall 2009

Kristina Hill

Kristina Hill ©Jane Haley/UVA

University of Virginia’s Dr. Kristina Hill presented on ways cities around the world are using landscape architecture to adapt to sea level rise. Dr. Hill is a landscape architect, who considers how communities near water systems adapt to climate change. Her recent work looks at connects between community design and flood-related damage and pollution. Her book Water, Ecology and the Design of Cities is due out this year. Dr. Hill is Associate Professor and Director of Landscape Architecture Program at University of Virginia.

Video of Kristina Hill’s Presentation