Director, UF Center for Hydro-generated Urbanism UF|CHU
Program Coordinator, UF Global Lab
Associate Professor, School of Architecture
College of Design Construction and Planning
University of Florida
Nancy Clark is Director of the UF Center for Hydro-generated Urbanism (UF|CHU), an international initiative promoting prospective studies of adaptation, resiliency, environmental justice and asset preservation of waterway cities. Her interdisciplinary and collaborative project-based research in urban resilience and development for coastal and fluvial cities has been recognized internationally through exhibitions, awards and lectures presented globally including Mexico, Brazil, Italy, South Africa, France, Colombia, and the US. She is editor of Urban Waterways: Evolving Paradigms for Hydro-Based Urbanisms, a UNESCO series publication investigating the environmental, cultural, and economic future of cities on the water in the 21st century. Clark currently serves as Research Chair for “Keeping Current: A Sea Level Rise Challenge for Greater Miami” a project initiated by the Van Alen Institute and sponsored by the Rockefeller, Knight and Miami Foundations to enhance resiliency in the greater Miami area and create visionary and implementable designs addressing sea level rise in South Florida. She is Director of the Sustainable Settlements, Water Management and Renewable Energy Design Lab and Project Leadership Team Member for Puerto Rico Re_Start International Research Project and Workshops an ongoing initiative that focuses on the preservation of natural resources and reconsideration of existing settlement paradigms toward a more prosperous and sustainable future for Puerto Rico investigated through interdisciplinary inter-institutional collaborations. Clark was a scientific committee member for the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) 18th National Conference and Global Forum on Science Policy and the Environment and served as Chair of the NCSE Global Forum Symposium “Designing Urban Resilience beyond the Science: The Project of the Future”. She was Chief Curator and contributor to Florida 3.0: Reinventing our Future, an exhibition at the Miami Center for Architecture and Design based upon ongoing research projects by members of the CHU who are studying the history and future of Florida’s water -based settlements and hydro-environments within the broader context of new paradigms for the evolution of water based communities.