Martha Kohen currently directs the Center for Hydro-generated Urbanism focused on resiliency for the future in Florida and Puerto Rico. She is developing visioning proposals with interdisciplinary components and involving stakeholders' participation. Martha has focused geographically on Florida and Puerto Rico's endangered anthropic and natural environments.
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Latin American Studies
Sea Level Rise
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The Villages Daily Sun online
Martha Kohen, director of the University of Florida’s Center for Hydro-generated Urbanism, said she thinks more people will move to The Villages and Florida’s other inland communities as severe weather puts greater pressure on coastal cities and towns. “I see the center of the state from Orlando to Lake City increasing its population in the next few decades as a safer investment,” said Kohen.
The House of the Future: Paul Rudolph's architectural impact
Your Observer online
Architect Martha Kohen, a professor at the University of Florida School of Architecture and a founder of the Consortium for Hydro-Generated Urbanism, notes Rudolph’s eye for livability in his design clearly considered its subtropical climate. “Like other early modernists, he achieved comfort through shade, cross-ventilation and elevated floor levels,” she says. “Rudolph’s solutions were just a little more ingenious.”