Rebecca Hill is a founding partner at RAFT, a landscape architecture firm in Brooklyn, NY. She specializes in developing new opportunities to incorporate stormwater management, carbon-sequestration, and other high-performance landscape techniques into the urban environment to solve contemporary challenges.
In addition to studying landscape responses to climate change, she has conducted original research on the structure of neighborhoods in Berkeley, Los Angeles, Kyoto, and post-WWII Soviet Bloc. In 2013, she won a New York State Council on the Arts Grant to study the catastrophic flooding in upstate New York after Hurricane Irene. She has been an invited speaker at the Mohawk River Watershed Conference and the Mighty Waters Symposium sponsored by Congressman Paul Tonko.
Rebecca has a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Swarthmore College and a Masters in Landscape Architecture from UC Berkeley's College of Environmental Design.