Margarita Hill, ASLA
Areas of Expertise
Multicultural Planning and Design and Interdisciplinary Collaborations
Sustainable Development Practices
Margarita Hill, ASLA, has taught community planning and design courses in California, Maryland, Washington, and as visiting lecturer in Israel, Uruguay, Costa Rica and Spain. Her applied research programs support grassroots, sustainable development practices that strengthen the ability of stakeholders to mobilize their resources towards local problem solving efforts focused on community design and revitalization. She is also interested in multi-cultural aspects of design and planning and interdisciplinary collaborations. Before coming to Cal Poly, Prof. Hill was the Landscape Architecture Program Coordinator at the University of Maryland where she taught for 12 years and supported community revitalization efforts in 10 communities within Prince George's County through her design, planning and research programs. She holds a BSLA and MSCD from the University of California, Davis. Prof. Hill is currently conducting research on the Best Practices for Sustainable Development Program of the United Nations.