18 April 2011

The 2011 Margaret O. Cekada Memorial Lecture

This year we have the great pleasure to welcome Kristina Hill as speaker of the2011 Cekada lecture. Please join us.

The 2011 Margaret O. Cekada Memorial Lecture
Kristina Hill; Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Virginia
Title: “Urban Water”
Cook Campus Center - Multi-Purpose Rm. B, 59 Biel Rd. New Brunswick, NJ 08901
This Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Kristina Hill’s work recently has been “focused on how coastal cities around the world are starting to come up with ways of adapting to climate change… In New Orleans, the proposals are about how to create more room to store water in the city in major rain events, as well as how to build super levees when the soil is mostly mud. In VA, the proposals are about trying the Dutch idea of using artificial sand islands, built from dredged sands that are already generated in large amounts by shipping channels, that erode and thicken shorelines in the process.”

She co-edited the book "Ecology and Design: Frameworks for Learning" and has written "Water, Ecology and the Design of Cities: Landscape Urbanism in the Pacific Northwest".

See links @ http://landarch.rutgers.edu/

1 comment:

JDubs said...

Great lecture! Informative and engaging, with some inspiring designs shown as well.