Kristina E. Hill

tel.: (617) 253-7305



1997 (expected) -- Ph.D., Harvard University

1990 -- M.L.A., with distinction (Master of Landscape Architecture), Graduate School of Design, Harvard University

1987-1988 -- School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Fine Arts

1985 -- B.S. Geology, magna cum laude, Tufts University




1993 - Assistant Professor, Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


1990 - 1992 -- Assistant Professor, Dept. of Landscape Architecture

Iowa State University


1990 - 1992 -- State Extension Specialist in Landscape Architecture

Iowa State University Extension Service




Fulbright Scholar, 1991

Dept. of Physical Geography, Stockholm University

Used computerized mapping and assessment techniques to study the ecological impacts of agricultural development in southern Sweden.

American Society of Landscape Architects Merit Award, 1990



"Emphasizing Strategic Thinking in Landscape Architecture: Implications for the form and content of a curriculum," at ASLA, October 1995, Cleveland, Ohio. (invited)

"Traditional versus Scientific Landscape Narratives: The Case of the Aran Islands," at CELA 1994, Gulfport, Mississippi.

"A Body-Centered Conception of Landscape," at CELA 1994, Gulfport, Mississippi.

"Gender, Moral 'Voices', and the Making of Environmental Policy: A case study in Norway's Ministry of Environment," at Women, Land, Design Symposium, Radcliffe College, Harvard University, April, 1993.

"Ecological feminism and landscape architectural education," at CELA 1992, Charlottesville, VA.

"Transportation infrastructure and landscape ecology," at the Conference on Environment and Central Europe, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS; March, 1992.



"Nature in the Mind's Eye: Representing Landscapes Ecologically"

Rhode Island School of Design, November, 1994.


"Ecology and Epistemology: Implications for Landscape Architecture"

at Cornell University, Department of Landscape Architecture, 90th anniversary lecture series, April, 1994.


"Landscape ecology and bioregionalism in the American Midwest,"

presented at the Midwest Environmental Ethics Conference, Ames, Iowa, March, 1993.



Spatial patterns of land use, and their impacts on environmental sustainability.

Geographical Information Systems (GIS): Use of computerized mapping to trace ecologically-significant changes in land use during regional development.

Re-examination of land classification techniques to represent critical ecological thresholds. Emphasis on modelling flows on surfaces, and classifying these surfaces as maps using fuzzy set theory.

Construction of worldwide-web sites to facilitate an open public dialogue on urban ecology, public policy, and spatial planning.


RECENT PROJECTS (academic practice)


Ministry of Environment, State of Brandenburg, Germany; 1994


Workshop on future land use in coal mining areas southeast of Berlin, particularly with regard to impacts on water quality. Participation sponsored by the US-German Marshall Fund.



Municipality of San Juan, Puerto Rico; 1994


Redevelopment of the central commercial strip, "Avenida Roosevelt," with special attention to urban hydrology. Done as part of a team from MIT's Depts. of Architecture and Urban Planning.



Alliance Development, The Perot Group, Dallas, TX; 1993


Exploration of potential for new suburban housing on a 2,000 acre site, with emphasis on defining sustainability for suburbs. Focus was on regional ecological objectives and maximizing on-site control of changes in stormwater runoff.



"Gender, Moral 'Voices', and the Making of Environmental Policy: A case study in Norway's Ministry of Environment," Landscape Journal, 13(2):145-151, Fall 1994.

"Sustainable Land Use Planning: Book Review," Landscape Journal 14(2), Fall 1995.

"Deep Design: Book Review," Landscape and Urban Planning, Spring 1996.

"Conservation Design for Subdivisions: Book Review," Journal of the American Planning Association (in press).



"Ring Parks as Inverted Dikes: Planning Concepts for Senftenberg, Eastern Germany" (1994). This design was selected for inclusion in "Eco-Revelatory Design: A Travelling Exhibit and Catalog," organized by landscape architecture faculty at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, with support from the Graham Foundation. The exhibit is expected to open in January of 1998.

"The Harvard Yard Project," (1990). This series of digital images was edited to represent the future of the landscape of Harvard Yard. It has been used by Harvard University for fund-raising to replace dying elm trees. The images depicted the Yard without elms, and with young trees of various species planted as replacements. Images from this project were published in Landscape Architecture, Garden Design, Digital Design Media (Mitchell and MacCullough, 1995), MicroCAD News, Harvard Magazine.