Designing Urban Futures


Talks
2018 Climate Stories: Community Planning for Climate Change. HUB Conference and Climate Colab at MIT. Boston, MA
2017 Waterspots: Watering Holes for the 21st Century. MIT Solve Conference. New York, NY
2016 Future of San Francisco Housing. SF AIA. San Francisco, CA.
2016 San Mateo Shore-Up: Using Wetlands to Design Resilient Infrastructure as Public Space, Restore America’s Estuaries Summit. New Orleans, LA
2014 Towards a Living Ground: Exploring water-based urban design in a warming future, Environmental Design and Research Association Conference. New Orleans, LA
The City Above & the City Below: designing outreach opportunities for public water infrastructure, Good Design Conference, AIA SF, CA
2011 Coastal Re-vision: digital engagement strategies for sea level rise planning, A Better World by Design Conference, RISD and Brown University, Providence, RI


Installations
2018 The Truth is Somewhere in the Middle, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2017 Waterspots, Berkeley Marina, Berkeley, CA
2016 Invisible Dialogues: Reception for Natural Disasters, Group Exhibition, ELL Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
2016 Sea Level Stories, Market Street Prototyping Festival, San Francisco, CA
2015 The Past is Prologue, 100 Years – Panama Pacific International Exposition: 1915 -- 2015, Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
2014 City Highlight, Good Design, SF AIA, San Francisco, CA
2014 Towards a Living Ground, UC Berkeley Design Thesis Showcase, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA


Awards & Honors
2018 Grand Prize Winner MIT Climate Colab, Boston, MA
2017 Fellow, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2017 Finalist, SOLVE Sustainable Urban Communities Challenge, NYC, NY
2017 Finalist, MIT Anticipating Climate Hazards Competition, Boston, MA
2016 Fellow, Market Street Prototyping Festival, San Francisco, CA
2014 Fellow, Good Design, San Francisco, CA
2014 ASLA Student Merit Award, NCC Chapter, San Francisco, CA
Fellow, Farrand Fund Fellowship, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
2013 ASLA Student Communication Award, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
2013 Fellow, Bansner Fellowship, Berkeley, CA
2013 Portuguese Studies Prize, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
2012 UC Berkeley Continuing Grant, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
2011 UC Berkeley University Grant, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
2011 Finalist, Design for a Better World, RISD and Brown University, Providence, RI


Press
"This Exhibition Will Change Your Life." Storefront Institute. 2018. http://www.storefrontinstitute.com/blog/2018/6/1/this-exhibition-will-change-your-life
"Winner's Spotlight: Johanna Hoffman. 2018. https://climatex.mit.edu/climate-colab-winners’-spotlight-johanna-hoffman
"Waterspots." The Pollination Project, 2018. https://thepollinationproject.org/grants-awarded/johanna-hoffman-founder-designer-at-shiftworks-waterspots/
"Bay Area Housing and Adaptive Urban Design." The Architect's Take. 2017. https://thearchitectstake.com/work-news/other-voices/johanna-hoffman-bay-area-housing-and-adaptive-urban-design/
"Designer Imagines an S.F. Airbnb Stay Circa 2200." Next City. 2016.
https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/making-climate-change-personal-san-francisco-arts


Publications
"Overlooking Risk Is No Longer an Option." Smart Cities Dive. 2017. https://www.smartcitiesdive.com/news/overlooking-risk-until-its-too-late-is-no-longer-an-option/510721/
"Incremental Development." World Landscape Architecture. 2015. https://worldlandscapearchitect.com/incremental-development-johanna-hoffman-and-karl-kullmann/#more-19985
"In Iceland's resilience, a lesson for us as our world shifts." The Daily Climate. 2014.
https://www.dailyclimate.org/tdc-newsroom/2014/10/iceland-adaptation-lesson
"Along Norway’s Tourist Route, Landscape Architecture Expands Our Narrow Focus". The Dirt. 2014.
https://dirt.asla.org/2014/09/26/along-norways-tourist-route-landscape-architecture-expands-our-narrow-focus/
"5 Cities That Will Benefit From Climate Change." Next City. 2014.
https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/5-cities-that-will-benefit-from-climate-change
"Boutique hotel ruffles feathers in the Himalayas."
The Architectural Review. 2011.
https://www.architectural-review.com/comment-and-opinion/bumthang-valley-bhutan-boutique-hotel-ruffles-feathers-in-the-himalayas/8615245.article
"All Hands on Tech" Next American City. 2011.
http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/63491420/all-hands-tech
"Better Red than Dead." Earth Island Journal. 2011.
http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/eij/article/round-the-world/
"(Mis)Understanding Historic Preservation." Next American City. 2011.
https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/misunderstanding-historic-preservation
"Laurie Olin -- A Student of the People." Planetizen. 2011.
https://www.planetizen.com/node/49639
"The Landscape Tells A Story: The Tacony of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow." 2011. https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/the-landscape-tells-a-story-the-tacony-of-yesterday-today-and-tomorrow
"The Landscape Tells A Story: Philadelphia's Cynwyd Trail." 2011.
https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/the-landscape-tells-a-story-philadelphias-cynwyd-trail
"The Landscape Tells A Story: The Role of A Cemetery in the Life of Philadelphia." 2011.
https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/the-landscape-tells-a-story-the-role-of-a-cemetery-in-the-life-of-philadelp
"The Soil Kitchen." 2011.
https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/best-of-2011-april-the-soil-kitchen
"Rair is Re-Imaginging Waste in Philadelphia." 2011.
https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/rair-is-re-imagining-waste-in-philadelphia
"What If We Can Imagine the End of Infrastructure?" 2011.
https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/what-if-we-can-imagine-the-end-of-infrastructure-an-interview-with-christop
"Pushing Gently: A Look At San Francisco's Tenderloin National Forest." 2011.
https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/pushing-gently-a-look-at-san-franciscos-tenderloin-national-forest
"An Ideal City Doesn't Exist: An Interview with David Gouverneur." 2011.
https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/an-ideal-city-doesnt-exist-an-interview-with-david-gouverneur
"Bringing the Process to the People: An Interview with Harris Steinberg." 2011. https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/bringing-the-process-to-the-people-an-interview-with-harris-steinberg
"Eco Plaza Needs A Green Light." 2010.
https://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/eco-plaza-needs-a-green-light/Content?oid=1634970
"Grow Wetlands Fight Global Warming?" 2010.
https://ecologycenter.org/terrainmagazine/spring-2010/grow-wetlands-fight-global-warming/