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
PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC HONORS
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
RECENT PAPERS GIVEN AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS
"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.
AREAS OF CURRENT RESEARCH INTEREST
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).
EXHIBITS and PUBLISHED DESIGN PROJECTS:
"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