- Human Dimensions — Water Quality Policy and Management — Community and cooperative management
- Human Dimensions — Water Quality Policy and Management — Local government policy and strategies
Education / Outreach Target Audience
- Policy community
Kimberley Kinder is an Assistant Professor of Urban Planning. Dr. Kinder has degrees in geography, architecture, urban design, and environmental policy. She received her MSc in Geography from the University of Oxford and her PhD in Geography from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on the social, cultural, and political aspects of urban landscapes. Authored a book exploring how active residents in Amsterdam deploy waterscapes when rallying around a variety of political concerns. Redeveloped waterfronts are trademark landscapes in many post-industrial cities, and the market logics underlying these investments often dominate scholarly and media debates. However, in Amsterdam, squatters, queers, artists, historians, environmentalists, climatologists, tourists, reporters, and cabinet officials also bring waterscapes to life. Their interventions pull water in new directions, connecting it to political discussions about affordable housing, cultural tolerance, climate change, and national identity. These practices pluralize water as a political actor, bringing rich undercurrents of friction to urban shores.