Kira Clingen is an American landscape designer and research associate at the Office for Urbanization. Clingen completed her MLA and MDes in Risk and Resilience at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She holds a B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and B.A. in Policy Studies and Asian Studies from Rice University. She was a 2016 Thomas J. Watson Fellow and spent a year in Mauritius and Myanmar looking at climate adaptation strategies for coastal communities. Her work explores preparation, usable pasts and the role of speculative fiction in designing for climate changed landscapes. She has written several articles and book chapters on climate adaptation.