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Martha Kohen - University of Florida. Gainesville, FL, US

Martha Kohen

Professor/Director | University of Florida

Gainesville, FL, UNITED STATES

Martha Kohen is an expert in sustainability in built environment resilience, smart buildings/cities and sustainable architecture and design.


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.

Areas of Expertise (7)

Latin American Studies

Storm Preparation

Coastal Erosion

Urban Design

Sea Level Rise



Media Appearances (2)

Storm Safety

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.

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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.”

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Entrevista con la arquitecta Martha Kohen