Join Woodbury School of Architecture for a roundtable discussion as part of the Year of Climate Justice by Mary Pat McGuire, Erika Walker and Kristina Hill.
Mary Pat McGuire is a licensed landscape architect and associate professor at UIUC, where she directs Water Lab a design research center, collaborating with geologists, engineers, artists, and community leaders on urban flooding and water equity in South Side Chicago and the Calumet region. (T)he(i)r work has been supported by Wright Ingraham Institute, University Research Board, Brent & Jean Wadsworth Endowment, and IL/IN National Sea Grant (NOAA), among others. McGuire co-edited FRESH WATER: Design Research for Inland Territories (AR+D, 2019), and is writing Surface Design in Landscape Architecture (Routledge, 2021). She is currently a 2020-2021 Public Voices Fellow.
Dr. Erica Walker is the founder of Community Noise Lab at the BUSPH. Their primary aim is to explore the relationship between community noise and health by working directly with communities to address their specific noise issues using real-time sound monitoring, smartphone technology, laboratory based experiments, and community engagement activities. Actions center on challenging existing (or developing new) policy by evaluating not only how sound is impacting community health but how it is also an environmental justice issue. Dr. Walker holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics, a master’s degree in environmental economics and urban planning, and a ScD in environmental health from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health.
Dr. Kristina Hill is an associate professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Hill studies urban ecology and hydrology in relationship to physical design and social justice issues. Her primary area of work is in adapting urban districts and shorezones to the new challenges associated with climate change. Prof. Hill currently focuses her research on adaptation and coastal design in the San Francisco Bay Area, but engages in comparative studies in the US Mid-Atlantic, Europe, and Hawaii. Before coming to Berkeley, she served as chair of the Landscape Architecture Department at the University of Virginia. She received her Ph.D. from Harvard University, and was a member of the faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Washington in Seattle, and the University of Virginia before coming to California. She was honored as a Fellow of the Urban Design Institute in New York, and has conducted research in Stockholm, Sweden, as a Fulbright Scholar.