Climate Resiliency

Education Session - Presentation Format

MON-A02 - Urban Design for Coastal Flooding: A Landscape-led Design Strategy

Monday, October 22
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Location: 121


This session presents a new strategy for adapting to future flooding in coastal cities, using landforms that guide the mixing of seawater, stormwater, and groundwater. The designers developed this strategy using an explicitly “landscape-led” approach, while competing as a team in the Resilient by Design Competition (San Francisco Bay area).

Learning Objectives:

Jamie Phillips, ASLA

CMG Landscape Architecture

Jamie Phillips is a principal with CMG Landscape Architecture, leading the design on a range of public realm projects from campus, public parks and community spaces to habitat management planning and sea level rise analysis. At the core of our work is an attention to public space and to living systems, to how the built environment shapes human interaction, and to the way human innovation can foster a thriving natural world.


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Kristina Hill, Assoc. ASLA

Associate Professor
University of California, Berkeley

Hill is a designer and planner who applies ecological and geological knowledge to urban design. Her current work explores adaptation strategies for sea level rise in the San Francisco Bay Area, with a focus on biodiversity, new development approaches, and social justice. Before coming to the Bay Area, she participated in developing the regional water strategy for New Orleans in 2013 as part of a Dutch-American team. She lectures internationally on urban infrastructure and adaptation. Hill received her PhD from Harvard University, and is an associate professor at UC Berkeley in landscape architecture and environmental planning.


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Blake J. Sanborn, ASLA


Blake Sanborn is an award-winning landscape architecture leader with over 17 years of experience at AECOM designing and implementing community-serving open spaces throughout California and beyond. As the Urbanism West Leader at AECOM, Blake brings a focus on design excellence to our landscape architecture studios in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle. In addition, Blake is proud to volunteer on the NCC Executive Committee of the American Society of Landscape Architects where he is active in the Stewardship and Sustainability committee.


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MON-A02 - Urban Design for Coastal Flooding: A Landscape-led Design Strategy

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